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REPORTS OF PROCEEDINGS 



O F T II E 



CITY COUNCIL OF BOSTON. 



FOR THE MUNICIPAL YEAR 1881, 



Commencing Monday, January 3d, 1881, and ending Monday, 

January 2d, 1882. 



BEING REPRINTS OF REPORTS AS PUBLISHED BY CONTRACT IN THE BOSTON 

EVENING TRANSCRIPT TO JUNE 80, AND SUBSEQUENTLY IN 

THE BOSTON EVENING TRAVELLER, 



Second. iSeries. "Volume 2, 




BOSTON^: 

ROCKWELJ. & CHURCHILL, CITY PRINTERS, 39 ARCH STREET. 

(REPRINTS OF REPORTS FROM THE TRANSCRIPT PRESS TO JUNE 30, AND 
THE TRAVELLER PRESS THE REMAINDER OF THE YEAR.) 



In accordance with a vote of the Committee on Printing, the following index 
has been prepared under supervision of the Superintendent of Printing. 



INDEX TO PEOCEEDINGS OF THE CITY COUNCIL, 

FOK THE MUNICIPAL YEAR 1881. 

Plan of Compilation. — Under the names of streets, persons, and subjects, appear all matters pertaining thereto, exceptions 
as follows: numerously signed petitions in aid, and for public objects, and similar remonstrances, appear under subjects Ohly, not 
names of persons; also nominations of persons not elected; jirecinct officers and polling places appear under Elections; 
nominating committees appear under Committees only; committees for temporary service during a session are not indexed. 

\_Preceding the figures indicating pages, a signifies Aldermen, c Common Council.'] 



A street — 

Telegraph poles; transfer of grants a 449, 471, 485 
South Boston R.R. location : petition a 709; report and order 
notice 746 ; hearing 803 
Abbey and Schoeft'el — 

Park theatre, license granted a 573 
Abbott, Cliarles A.— 

Appointed public weigher a 115. 
Abbott, Leander B. — 

15 Clarence St., sidewalk, petition a 309, order passed 342 
Abbott, Samuel A. B. — 

Appointed trustee of public library a 193, c 198 
Abbott, W. E. et al.— 

Abbott St. (ward 24), grading, edgestones, petition a 209 
Abbott, William E.— 

Blue Hill av., relocation, $25 damages a 71 
Abbott street (ward 24) — 

Grading, edgestones : petition a 209 
Stable : petition a 352, permit 375 
Abe, Christian — 

Bennington st., horse post, petition a 193 
Accounts — 

Joint standing committee a 2, c 4, 10; organization a 14 
County accounts, standing committee a 12 
Cancellation of accounts authorized a 437, c 475 
Auditor of Accounts — 

Monthly exhibits : Jan. 14; Feb. 69; April 207; May 302; 
June 373; July 470; Aug. 545; Sept. 591; Oct. 709; 
Dec. 805. 
Estimates for 1881-82 referred c 105, a 117, report, portion 
relating to schools and school -houses referred, re- 
mainder assigned c 145, 176; report on school appro- 
priation, order passed c 183, a 195 ; appropriation bill 
passed c 189, a 196 
Approval of city architect on bills c 131, a 132, c 286 
Authorized to make closing transfers a 133, c 144 
Annual report authorized in print a 277, c 278; report a 483 
Auditor nominated and elected a 412, c 420 
Bond, i-eferrcd a 471 ; report, bond approved a 474 
Adams, Ebenezer — 

Director of East Boston ferries, resign.ation a 881, c 895 
Telegraph poles : petition a 593; permit 645 
I Crossing: at Field's corner, petition a 733; report 775 
Adams, Edwin, et al. — 

Blue Hill ave., sprinkling, petition a 229, order passed 254 
Adams Express Co. et al. 

Court sq., paving, petition a 273, order passed 295 
Adams, Francis M. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Adams, Nathaniel, estate of^ 

New St., opposite Maverick St. (ward 2), wooden addition to 
building, petition a 273, permit a 314, c 322 
Adams street — 

Wooden building; movement from Milton, petition a 334, 
permit 412 
Adams street (Dorchester) — 

Sewer : report of cost referred a 14 
Sprinkling; petition a 132; order passed 341 
Plank walks ; petition a 159 
Ahearn, Timothy — 

Movement of wooden buildings : from 23 Williams st. to 
unnamed place off Greenwood av. (ward 23), petition 
a 639 ; permit 659 
Ahern, Timothy — 

99 Smith St., edgestones, sidewalks, petition a 677 
Aid, Mary — 

5t P St., sidewalk, petition a 549 ; order passed 574 

803 East Third St., edgestones, sidewalk, petition a 549 ; order 

passed 574 
P and Third sts., abatement of edgestone and sidewalk 
assessment, petition a 881 



Ailman, John H. et al. — 

Washington St., at Chauncy place (ward 23), crosswalk, i^eti- 

tion a 468, report 617 
Alaska street — 

Crosswalk : at Blue Hill av., petition a 468 
Albany street — 

Fires between Dover and Way sts., $300 reward c 88, a 89 
New lease of wharf: No. 730, petition a 209; order passed 

a 277, c 278, 301 
Fire department repair-shop c 270, a 273 
Sprinkling, petition a 247 ; order passed 276 
Steam engines : No. 597, order notice a 273 ; heai-ing 334 ; per- 
mit 373 
No. 439, permit a 394 
Corner East Dedham st., permit a 916 

Movement of wooden building : from 439 to 412, permit a 276 
Revised grade : between Lehigh St., and B. & A. R. R. bridge 

a 376, 519 
Stable : rear No. 834, petition a 390; permit 487 
Bridge : repairs a 558 
Granite driveway: between Kneeland and Beach sts., i^eti- 

tion a 589 ; order passed 746 
Land for enlargement of Ciiy Hospital, order to purchase 

referred c 665 
Sidewalk abatement : order passed a 617 
Wooden building : corner Maiden st., erection, petition c 664, 

a 733; leave to withdraw a 775, c 792, a 862, c 865 
Widening: from Northampton to Dearborn sts., expediency, 

referred c 731 ; report, referred c 910 
Crosswalks: between Northampton and Pike sts., petition 

a 677 
City greenhouse : between Stoughton and East Newton sts., 

order passed a 786 
726, unsafe building, order passed c 800, a 803 
Underground telegraph and telephone wires : permit a 888, 

913 
Albion street — 

Sidewalk : No. 75, petition a 209 ; order passed 234 
Alcorn, William J. — 

Appointed assistant supt. of Charles river bridge a 736 
Alden, Morton — 

Appointed measurer of wood and bark a 115 
Appointed inspector of bundle hay a 115 
Alden pl.ace (Jamaica Plain) — 

Lamp : petition a 549, report 890 
Aldermen, board of — ■ 
Called to order 1 

Message from common council, of quorum present 1 
Convention with members elect of common council 1 
Prayer by chaplain 1 
Inauguration of mayor 1 

Oaths of office administered to aldermen elect by mayor 1 
Inaugural address delivered by mayor 1 
Hugh O'Brien elected chairman 1; address 1 
Message to common council of election of chairman 2 
Committees — see alphabetical heads 
Message from common council, of organization 2 
Convention for choice of city clerk, 2, 3 
Regular meetings, Mondays 4 o'clock assigned 2 
Notice of death of councilman Daniel J. Sweeney 2; special 

election, ordered 2 
Contingent fund, approval of bills authorized 15; additional 

appropriation a 101, c 107 
Special meetings and adjournments 24, 30, 434, 448, 449, 474, 

490, 580, 593, 619, 782 
Mode of filling vacancies, order of 1880 referred a 34, c 43; 

order passed to petition c 50 ; non-concurrence a 52 
Petition for general meeting of voters — see Voters. 
Petition of William Frost — see Elections. 
Petiton of Benjamin F. Anthony — see Elections. 
Summer vacation, order passed 456 



IV 



INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Convention, mayor's valedictory c 848, a 855, c 856 
Annual dinner, a 916 

Closing proceedings a 918 

Convention -with school committee — see Schools. 
Alenquisl, Ann M. — 

153 Chelsea St., sidewalk, petition a 593; order passed 631 
Alford street (Charlestown) — 

Edgestones, gutters, grading, mafadamizing: order passed 
a 254 

Stable : opposite Carnes St., petition a 422 ; permit 487 
Alford Street (Jamaica Plain) — 

Sewer : petition a 608 
Alfred street — 

Laying out : damages a 518 

Grading, edgestones ; petition a 589 ; order passed 617 
Alger, Cyrus, heirs of — 

Foundry St., near Fourth st. (ward 13), stable, petition a 89; 
permit 140 
Alger street (ward 15) — 

Wooden building: near Dorchester av., petition a 289; permit 
a 314, c 322 

Lamps : report a 890 
AUandale Spring — 

Passenger wagons : petition a 132; license 211 
AUandale street — 

Lamp: near Centre St., petition a 690; leave to witlidraw 916 
Allen, A. H.— 

Rutherford av. near Allen st. (ward 4), wooden building, 
erection, petition c 607, a 608 ; leave to witlidraw c 637, 
a 643 

22 North Mead st. (ward 4), stable, leave to withdraw a 721 
Allen, George H — 

Appointed superintendent of lamps a 82 
Allen, Nathaniel T. — 

Elected second assistant assessor c 172, a 179, c 182, a 195 
Allen, Thomas P. — 

Pearl St., personal injuries, petition a 404 
Alley, William H.— 

Fairfield St., between Newbury and Boylston sts., petition to 
put in order a 159 
Allston Heights (Brighton) — 

Lamp : petition a 568 ; report 890 
AlLston street — 

Sewer : report of cost referred a 14 
Allston street (IJrighton) — 

Edgestoues: corner Washington St., petitions a 234; order 
passi d 357 

CrosswiJIi : corner Brighton av., petition a 363; report 394 
Almy, Edward C. & Co. — 

616-622 Washington St., electric lights, jjcrmit a 837 
Alveston street — 

Sidewalk : petition a 352 ; order passed 376 

Sidewalks : near Seavern av., petitions a 709 
American Asphalt Pavement Co. — 

Granite St., opposite Richards St., steam-engine, petition and 

order notice a 14; hearing 52; permit 70 
American Bell Telephone Co. — see Telephone wires 
American Electric Light Co. — see Lamps 
American G.as Lighting Co. — 

Apparatus for lighting and extinguishing street lamps, invita- 
tion accepted a 710 
American Rapid Telephone Co. — see Telephone wires 
Ames, Frederick L. — 

Newbury st. (ward 11), stable petition a 309; permit 340 
Ames, Hiram — 

Nominated and elected second assistant assessor c 144, 172, 
a 179 
Ames, O. — 

Newburj- st. and Chester park, stable, petition a 511; permit 
557 
Ames Flow Co. — 

Lease of portion of Quincy market building a 342 
Ames, S. T. — 

Beacon and Marlborough sts., edgestones, sidewalks, petition 
a 568, order jiassed 590 
Amherst street — 

Grading: petition a 709 
Amory street — 

Buildings: erection near Stony brook and Codman av., 
petitions a 667, e 671; report and order passed a 862, 
c 865, 911, a 912 

Steam-engine : petition and order notice a 815 ; hearing 881 
Anderson, George M. — 

Linden St., sewer, $40.09 abatement, order passed a 645 
Andrew , John F. — 

Elected representative a 747 
Andrews, Richard F. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Andrews, Rodney B. — 

Appointed field driver and pound keeper a 255, c 257 
Anthony, Benjamin F. — 

Petition for recount of votes for him for alderman, laid on 
table a 137; request for opinion of city solicitor 139; 
opinion 160 ; petition referred 213 ; report 338 
Apollonio, Nicholas A. — 

Nominated and elected city registrar a 70, o 74 



Appropriations — 

Annual appropriations — sec Accounts, auditor's estimates 
$5000 for courtesies to distinguished visitors c 10, 16, a 20 
$900 for contingent fund common council a 34, c 43 
$2500 for contingent fund common council c 604 
$500 for contingent fund common council a 913 
$1500 for bridges on common a 35 
$79850 for school expenditures c 45, a 52 
Expenditures by committees not having charge of appropria- 
tions, to be charged to incidental expenses c 50, a 52 
$2500 to Charlestown almshouse a 56, c 58, a 70, c 74 
$1300 to Boston harbor for removal of ice a 70, c 74, a 83, e 86 
Transfers in appropriation for ijublic institutions — see In.sti- 

tutions 
$600 to contingent fund board of aldermen a 101, c 107 
$600 to contingent fund joint committees a 101. c 107 
$2400 to assessors' department a 94, c 96, a 100, 120, c 122 
$21400 to paving a 121, 133, c 144 

$24000 to pauper expenses a 140, 168, c 174, $2500 for ventila- 
tion of public library c 155, a 168, c 174 
$4000 to Water Supply, Deer Island, a .590, c 595 
$7500 to Almshouse, Charlestown District a 590, c 595 
$6500 for widening draw of Mt. Washington av.-bridge a 593, 

e 597, a 629, c 635 
$2000 for abatement of nuisance on Norfolk av., etc. c 595, 

a 608 
$2500 to contingent fund common council a 629, c 636 
$18000 to primary school-house, Parker st. a 679, c 683 
$55000 balance additional water supjjly c 749, a 764, 779 
$40000 for sewers a 764, c 792 
$28000 for grammar school-house, Kenilworth st. a 806, c 865, 

871 
$1500 to contingent fund joint committees a 806, c 818 
$1500 for records of street names a 807, o S18 
$20000 for schoool-houscs, public buildings a 805, c 818 
$1000 to treasury department c 846, a 855 
$1300 to collector's department c 846, a 855 
Stony brook, credit of receipts a 890, c 895 
$10000 to public buildings c 895, a 913 
Arcadia street — 

Sewer : petition a 289 ; report and order notice 314 ; hearing 
334; order passed 376; report of cost referred 837 
Arch street — 

Paving : petition a .309 

ITndcrground telegraph and telephone wires : permit a 888, 
913 
Architect, city — 

George A. Clough nominated and elected a 70, c 74 
Approval of bills, committee to report ordinance e 131, a 132; 

report c 285; ordinance passed c 301, a 310 
Ordinance requiring whole time in service of city, assigned 
c 270; i-eferred c 286; report accepted c 328, a 335; order 
referred c 686 ; report e 834; ordinance passed c 846, a 855 
Granted two months' leave of absence a 455, c 400 
Arlington street — 

Telegraph poles : petition of fire commissioners — see Tele- 
phone 
Arklow street — 

Heath place, change of name a 764 
xYrmories — see Militia 
Ai-nold arboretum — see Parks 
Ashby, George W. — 

14 Hancock St. (Charlestown), steam-engine, petition and 
order notice a 309; hearing 369; permit 394 
Ashland street — 

Bridge : repairs a 558 
Ashland street (ward 23) — 

Grading, etc. : peti)ion a 100 

Stable : near Florence St., petition a 229; permit 255 
Ashraont street — 

Edgestones : petition a 32; remonstrance 68; order passed 341 
Sidewalks : No. 13, petition a 369 ; order passed 395 
Assessors — see Taxes 
Athens street — 

Bridge : repairs a 558 
Atkins, Simon P. — 

Laraai-tine St., cdgestone abatement a 197 
Atkinson, J. C. — 

Treraont place, lamps, report a 890 
Atlantic avenue — 

Steam-engine: at No. 365, petition and order notice a 52; 
hearing 89 ; permit 101 
At No. 369, petition and order notice a 179 ; hearing 229, 
289; permit 313 
Sidewalks* between Central and State sts., petitions a 159; 

order passed 701 
Telegi-aph poles : petition a 193; petition a 468; permit 574 
Shooting gallery : petition a 404 
Electric light posts : petition a 511 
Bulkhead, fence, sidewalk : between T wharf and Eastern- 

av. packet pier, order i^assed a 659 
Underground telegraph and telephone wires : permit a 888, 
913 
Atlantic National Bank — 

State St., sewers, damages, petition a 247; leave to withdraw 
a 518, c 521 



INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Atlas Rofining Co. — 

Broinc'ii St., track, petition a 652; report and order notice 
701 ; hearing 763 ; order passed 789 
Attwood, Franlv H.'& Co.— 

Kos. 44-46 Purcliase St., steam boiler, petition a 568; permit 
587 
Atwood avenue (ward 22) — 

Lamps : petition a 247 ; report 890 
Atwood, Jlevere E. — 

Appointed weigher of coal and measurer of wood and bark 
a 352 
Atwood, Samuel S. & Co. — 

Rear 1164 Treraont St., wooden building, erection, petition 
c343; permit a 395, e 397 
Auditor of Accounts — see x\ccounts 
Austin, Arthur W. — 

Park St. (Charlestown), widening, $1945.50 damages, order 
Ijassed a 591 
Austin, Arthur W. et al. — 

South St , pl;xnk walk, petition a 836 
Austin farm — see Institutions 
Austin, J. W. et al. — 

Faneiiil st. (Brigliton), crosswalk at Bigelow St., petition a 
468 ; report 485 
Austin street (Charlestown) — 

Tracks: relocation, petition of Eastern R.R. Co. a 836; re- 
port, order passed 864 
Petition of Fitchburg R.R. Co. a 855 
Austin, William — 

Forest Garden, entertainments, petition a 289; license 313 
Forest Hills st. (ward 23), wooden building, petition a 309; 
permit a 395, c 397 
Avery, Alden — 

263-265 Newbury st., sidewalks, petition a 783; order passed 
807 
Avery, Charles E.— 

Appointed inspector of bundle hay a 115 
Avery, George A. — 

244 Newbury st., and Newbury cor. Fairfield st., odgestone 
assessment a 83 
Avon place — 

Primary school-house, order passed a 376; assigned c 380 
Avon street (ward 10) — 

Electric light: permit a 616; petition 639 
Avon street (ward 23) — 

Lamps : petitions a 639, 690, 783 ; report 890 

B street — 

Sidewalks : 2, 4, and 6, petition a 608, order passed 631 
Bachelder & Doris- 
Circus at East Boston, license granted a 573 
Back street — 

Grading : from Walk Hill st. to Ashland st., order passed a 276 
Bacon, S. T.— 

Ballot boxes, petition a 486, 511 ; hearing, resolve, and order 
passed a 511 ; petition 702 
Badges — 

For members of common council 10, 96 
Badlam, William H.— 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Bagley, Daniel J. et al. — 

Globe alley, lamp, petition a 881 
Bagley, William B.— 

Appointed surveyor of marble, freestone and soapstone a 115 
Bailey, Andrew J., councilman (ward 4) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Elected president of common council 3; resignation of 

presidency and membership 682 ; resolution of thanks 682 

On committee on ordinances 3; (resigned 6.50) ; judiciary 11; 

Mystic-valley sower a 23, c 25; joint rules and orders 27; 

public instruction 27; testimonials to city of New Orleans 

61; obsequies of President Garfield 622; hospitalities to 

representatives of France and Germany, a 669, c 671 

Requested to sit for photograph portrait 176 

Nominated and elected city solicitor a 679, c 682, a 695, c 703, 

a 709, c 723, a 736, c 748, a 763 
Remarks : 

Requesting return of order relating to parks 478 
Mystic-valley sewer 563 
Summer vacation and salary question 576 
Death of President Garfield 621 
Bailey, Charles A. — 

Faneuil Hall Market, transfer stall No. 105, a 254 
Bailey & Draper et al. — 

Rogers st., paving, petition a 483 
Bailey street (ward 24) — 

Stable : near Washington street, a petition a 836 ; permit 863 
Bailey, T. W. and Son ei al.— 

Hayraarket sq., from Washington st. to Charlestown st., 
crosswalk, petition a 132 
Bailey, William — 

Lee St., corner Child st. (ward 23), stable, petition a 549; per- 
mit 572 
Bainard, John — 

685 and 687 Parker st., sidewalks, petition a 422; order passed 
456 



Bainbridge street — 

Sidewalk : petition a 132 
Baker, Ann B. — 

Knapp St., sewer abatement a 210 
Baker, E. K.— 

Newbury St., near Chester park, stable, petition a 511; permit 
557. 
Baker, Mary E. — 

Amount due Charles W. Baker, deceased, order passed a 395, 
c397 
Baker street — 

Stable : near Weld st., petition a 193; permit 211 
Baldwin, Henry, (tal. — 

Brigliton av., corner Harvard av., crossings, i^etition a 352; 
rejiort 376 
Baldwin street (ward 13) — 

Stable: corner Granite St., petition a 568, permit 587 
Ballast lighters— see Lighters. 
Ballot boxes— see Elections 
Bancroft, George, et al. — 

Police station on Back Ba^- territory, petition c 401 
Bancroft, Marie E. — 

9 North av. (ward 24), grade damages, petition a 209 
Banks, Herman — 

357 W. Third street, edgcstones, sidewalks, petition, order 
passed a 709 
Banks, Nathaniel P. — 

Eulogy on James A. Garfield, resolution of thanks, request 
of copy for publication a 680, c 683 
Barker, George W. et al. — 

226 Bowea St., tree, petition a 229; report 341 
Barker, William H.— 

Appointed assistant supt. of Broadway bridge a 786 
Barnard, Caroline S. — 

Hammond av. (ward 8j, cliange of name, remonstrance a 68 
Barnard, Coolidge et al. — 

Mill St. (Dorchester), crosswalks, petition a 352; report 617 
Bamnard, J. P. — 

Bill for carriages c 848 
Barnes & Duncklee — 

West Newton St., stable, petition a 247; leave to withdraw 

700 
Clarendon St., crosswalk, opposite Hotel Brunswick, petition 
a 652 ; report 701 
Barnes, Israel M. — 

Appointed inspector of bundle hay a 115 
Barnes, Henry J. et al.— 

Passage-way rear of Commonwealth av. and Marlborough .st., 
lanaps, petition a 677; rei^ort 890 
Barnum, P. T. et al. — 

. Circus, petition a 273 ; license granted 295 
Barr, Peter — 

Washington st,. cor. Summer St., personal injuries and dam- 
age to buggy, petition a 100 ; leave to withdraw a 197, c 198 
Barrett, Daniel — 

Concord st. (Charlestown) , sewer, petition a 390 ; report and 
order for hearing 557; hearing 569 
Barrett, James — 

Central av. near River st. (ward 24) , stable, petition a 912 
Barrett, R. S.— 

Unnamed st. near Stark st. (ward 4), wooden building, erec 
tion, petition a 667; report and order a 862, c 865, 911, 
a 912 
Barron, Frank I.— 

Appointed weigher of coal and measurer of wood a 89; 
115 
Barry, Charles C, administrator- 
Essex St., pay for land taken, petition a 32 
Barry, David F., councilman (ward 16) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed : committee on disposition of topics in mayor's 
address 4; common 27; police 27; charges against city 
treasurer 604 
Remarks : 

Joint rules and orders 5 
Proposal of John Reardon 153 
Summer concerts 158, 192, 559 
Pay of laborer's, etc. 285 
Commonwealth-av. fences 287 
City treasurer 324 

Storage of gunpowder in tenement houses 385 
Pension to officer Wasgatt 388 
Music stand on common 398, 403 
Care of plants in winter 687, 825 
Salaries of city officers 707 
Site for city building on back Bay 799 
Investigation of police commissioners, 907 
Barry, John L. et al. — 

Essex St., widening, $350 damages a 120 
Barry, John R. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Barry, Patrick — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Bartlett, J. B. L.— 

Appointed measurer of wood and bark a 115 
Appointed public weigher a 115 



VI 



INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Bai'tlett, John D. et al. — 

Harvard av., at Cambridge St. (Brighton), crosswalk, petition 
a 369; report 394 
Bartlett, AVilliam E., councilman (ward 15) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed: committee on fire department 27; liarhor 27; 
Marce!Ia-st. Home, inquiry 154; Fourth July 259; eulogy 
on President Garfield 622 
Remarks : 

Janitors of school-houses 49 
Marcella-st. Home 154 
Charlestown almshouse 200 
Point Shirley railroad 218 
Grand Junction wharves 242 
Transfer of engine 12, etc. 282 
Pay of laborers, etc. 285 
Prince school-house yard 287 
Ordinance relating to city architect 301 
Broadway bridge 351 
Charges against City Treasurer 604 
Death of hoseman Tobey 727 
Site for city building on Back bay 799 
City Point park 868 
Bassett, Harriet G., heirs of— 

Washington St. (ward 24), grade damages, petition a 422 
Batchelder, Nellie A. — 

72 Bennis St., sidewalk, petition a 247; order passed 276 
Bates, J. L. etal. — 

I and Fourth sts., sprinkling, petition a 490 
Battery street — 

Druggist's mortar: corner Hanover st., permit a 609 
Lantern : No. 5-7, petition a 881 
Baxter, Francis J.— 

vVppointed constable a 589, 630 
Baxter, Francis J. et al. — 

Marine park at City Point, petition a 273, c 278 
Baxter street- 
Sidewalks : No. 90, petition a 369 ; order passed 395 
No. 88, petition a 390; order passed 428 
No. 82, petition a 589; order passed 617 
No. 64-80, petition a 639 
2No. 77, petition a 690 
Edgestones : No. 77, order passed a 617 
Bay State Pump Co. — 

21 Charlestown st., steam-engine, petition and order for hear- 
ing a 230 ; hearing 289 ; permit 513 
Beach street — 

Steam-engines : at Nos. 155-159, petition and order notice 
a 32 ; liearing 82 ; permit 94 
Corner Federal st., petition and order notice a 309; bear- 
ing 369; permit 394 
Middlesex R. R. tracks : additional location, report and 

order notice a .590 
Electric lights : No. 159, permit a 808 
No. Vih, permit a 808 
Beach street (Dorchester) — 

Sprinkling: petition a 193; order passed 234 
Beaoham street (ward 4) — 

Stable : at No, 19, petition a 100; permit 211 
Beacon Oil Co. — 

43 India St., and Chelsea st. (E.B.), petroleum, renewal of 

license a 235 
Chelsea st., rear of Curtis St., wooden addition to building, 
petition a 440; report c 561, 578; order ruled out c 598 
Beacon street — 

Claims : damages c 46, a 52, c 87, 156, a 159 
Telephone poles : petition a 68 

Crosswalk: at Brimmer St., petition a 193; order passed 
341 
at Berkeley st., petition a 783; report 837 
Sprinkling : between Brookline av. and St. Mary st. ; order 

passed a 212 
Between West Chester park and Brookline av., order passed 

a 212 
Stables : near Brookline .iv., petition a 309 ; permit 426 

No. 316, petition a 639, permit 658 
Sidewalks : Nos. 279 and 281, petition a 677 ; order passed 
701 
No. 3-12, petition a 733; order passed 775 
No. 316, petition a 803 ; order passed 837 
Nos. 287 and 289, petition a 836; order passed 864 
No. 291, order passed a 887 
No 336, petition a 588; permit 587 
Plank walk : near Chestnut Hill reservoir, petition a 273 ; 

order passed 357 
Wooden building : movement from Hereford st. to near 

Brookline av., petition a 3.34; permit 357 
Paving: corner Somerset st., petition a 390 
Steam-engine : corner Brighton av., petition and order notice 

a 517 ; hearing 549 ; permit 574 
Edgestones, sidewalks : corner Marlborough St., petition 

a 568 ; order passed 590 
Underground telegraph and telephone wires : permit from 
Tremont to Park sts. a 888, 913 
Beacon street (Brighton) — 

Plank walk: near Chestnut Hill av., petition a 132 



Beal, Elizabeth A.— 

Carruth St., corner Van Winkle st. (ward 24), stable, peti- 
tion a 912 
Beal, Leander, councilman (ward 17) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Elected : committee on accounts 10, clerk 14 
Appointed : committee on Fourth July 259 ; bonds city offi- 
cers 436 ; charges against city treasurer 604 
Bean, Aaron H. et al. — 

Walnut av., sewer, remonstrance a 178 
Bean, B. F.— 

29 and 31 Clarence St., edgestones and sidewalk, petition 
a 193 ; order passed 213 
Bean, Ivory, et al. — 

West Rutland sq., footbridge over B. & P. R.R., petition 
a 639 
Bean, Mary E. — 

52 Clarence St., edgestone, sidewalk, petition a 209; order 
passed 234 
Board, A. W. et al.— 

Central st., jjaving, petition a 390 
Beckhard, S. A. & Co.— 

Corner Washington and Eliot sts., electric lights, permit 
a 862 
Bedford street — 

Old Latin and English High School building surrendered 

a 83, c 86, 112, a 117 
Free Industrial school, petition a 309, report c 349, a 352 
Electric lisrhts : corner Washington St., permit a 862 
Beech st. (W.R.) — 

Telephone poles : petition a 511 ; permit 617 
Beeeher, Francis A. — 

Vernon St., right of way over Stony brook, petition a 178; 
report, order passed a 376, c 380 
Bellevue street (ward 24) — 

Grading: between Bowdoin and Clark sts., petition a 483; 

pas'sed 617 
Edge.stones : petition a 483 
Establishing grade: from Quincy to Bowdoin sts., order 

passed a 617 
Sidewalks : petition a 677 

Sewer: from Trull to Quincy sts., petition a 836 
Benks, Herman — 

337 Third st. (ward 15), stable, petition a 468; permit 592 
Benewato, Frank — 

Prince St., personal injuries, petition a 132 
Bennett, Edwin G.— 

Williams market, cellar of stalls 7, 9, and 11, steam boiler, 
petition a 474 
Bennett, George S. et al. — 

Dorchester av., at Van Winkle St., crossing, petition a 667; 
reuort 701 
Bennett, Josepli, et al. 

Washington St., Chestnut Hill av., and Cambridge st. 
(Brighton), sprinkling, petition a 178; order passed 
276 
Union st. (ward 25) , lamps, petition a 209 ; report 890 
Bennett, Joshua, heirs of — 

Foster st. and Foster court, grade damages, petition a 229 
Foster st., sewer abatement a 789 
Bennington street — 

Horse-post : petition a 193 
Nuisance : corner Prescott St., petition a 404 
Bergen, Patrick- 
Henchman St., sewer abatement a 790 
Berkeley street — 

Claims : personal injuries a 422 
Bridge : repairs a 558 

Underground telegraph and telephone wires : permit a 888, 
913 
Berry street — 

Grading, macadamizing: from Canterbury st. to Calvary 
cemetery, order passed a 426 
Beverly street — 

Claims : damages a 32, c 43 
Sprinkling : petition a 690 

Telephone poles : between Causeway st. and Warren bridge, 
petition a 733; permit 775 
Bicknell, Thomas W. et al. — 

Harvard st. (ward 24), grading, etc., petition a 352 
Bigelow, Austin, councilman (ward 25) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed : committee on assessors' department 27 ; en- 
gineer's department 27; new bridge to Charlestown 27; 
Fourth July 2.59 
Elected : director for public institutions a 33, c 44 
Remarks : 

Election of finance committee 8 

Decoration day 86 

Marcella-st Home 95, 174, 182 

Keijresentation in the council from ward 23 108, 155 

Summer concerts 158 

Homoeopathic hospital 206 

Point Shirley railroad 218 

Ward 13, contested election case 223 

Use of council chamber by assessors 245 



INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



VII 



Prince scliool-house yard 263 
Pay of laborers 263 

Oonfirraatiou of water comrQissioner 271 
Fourth of July 278 
Old state house 347, 475 
Brighton poor farm 384 
Pension to ofllcer Wasgatt 388 
Excursion by members of common council 478 
Salaries of city oflicers 529, 540, 601 
Inspection of provisions 578 
Arnold arboretum 798 
Public parks 832 
Billerica streets— 

Paving : petition a 549 ; order passed 574 
Edgestones, sidewalks: between Causeway and Minot sts., 
order passed a 574 
Billings, Margaret 0— 

Bowdoin St., abatement of edgestone asseBsment a 83 
Billings, Robert C. — 

Rockwood St. (W.R.), grading, petition a 178; edgestones, 
petition a 483 ; order passed 519 
Binns, Joseph — 

83 St. (ward 14), steam-engine, petition and order notice 
a 120; hearing 178; permit 197; melting furnace, petition 
and order for hearing a 373 ; permit 394 
Bird street (ward 24) — 

Sewer: between Columbia and Hancock sts., petition a 404 
Petition to establish grade a 490 
Birkmaier, G. L. et al. — 

Stable on K St., remonstrance a 393 
Births, marriages, and deaths — 

Reports of births, order to petition referred a 701 ; report 
a 786 ; assigned c 792 ; referred to next city government 
c 909, a 912 
City regi!itrar''s department — 

Joint standing committee a 12, c 27 
Records of First Church in Charlestown c 58, a 68 
Vital statistics, annual report a 69 

Nicholas A. Apollonio nominated and elected city reg- 
istrar a 70, c 74 
Annual report c 559 
Bishop, Robert- 
Seventh and Tudor sts., erection of wooden warehouse, peti- 
tion a 422 ; report c 661, 578 ; order ruled out c 598 
Tudor St. (S.B.) shaft, petition a 623, 652 
Bishop, T. Brigham — 

Chelsea St., near Eagle St. (E.B.), steam-engine, petition and 
order notice a 14; hearing 52; permit 70 
Blackstone street- 
Transparency : No. 91, petition a 449 ; leave to withdraw 

591 
Steam engine : No. 100, petition and order notice a 590, hear- 
ing 623, permit 645 
Blair, John — 

West Canton st., personal injuries, leave to withdraw c 112, 
a 117 
Blaisdell, George S. — 

Minot, near Sheridan st. (ward 24), stable, petition a 209; 
permit 237 
Blake, Christopher — 

Dorr St., near Earl st. (ward 15), wooden huilding, petition 
a 193, permit 255, c 257 
Blake (George F.) Manufacturing Co. — • 

3 Crescent court, metal furnaces, petition a 89 ; permit 101 
Blake, Samuel H. — 

Amusement license granted a 862 
Blakemore, John E. — 

550-554 Eighth St., sidewalk, petition a 667 
Blakemore, John E. et al. — 

Bridge over B. & P. R.R. at Mt. Hope station, petition a 247; 
order passed 277 
Blakemore street — • 

Grading, gravelling : from Hyde Park av. to Brown av., order 
passed a 276 
Blanchard, Luke — 

Faneuil Hall market, transfer half interest in lease of cellar 
No. 1, report a 631 
Blanchard, William, et al.— 

Lambert av., sidewalks, petition a 568; order passed 807 
Dorr and Norfolk sts., crosswalks, petition a 568 
Blaney, David H. et al.— 

Brooks St., sewer, petition a 229 ; report and order notice 294 ; 

hearing 309 ; order passed 341 
Marginal St., paving, petition a 229; order passed 394 
Eagle and Border sts., edgestones, petition a 652 
Liverpool St., M. R.R. cars, petition for hearing a 667 
Eagle St., between Meridian and Border sts., grading, etc., 
petition a 763 
Blaney, D. H.— 

Bremen St., near Brooks st. (ward 2), stable, petition a 309; 
permit 358 
Blaney, Mary^ 

Shepard st. (Brighton), abatement of sidewalk assessment, 
petition a 115 
Bleiler, Catherine — 

Minden-st. extension, $3250 damages, order passed a 573 



Bleiler, Catherine E.— 

Heath place (ward 22), stable, petition a 830, permit 887 
Bleiler, Frederick — 

Minden-st. extension, $1200 damages, order passed a 573 
Bleiler, John, et nl. — 

Miuden st. (Roxbury), grading, etc., petition a 733 
Blossom street — 

Claims : personal injuries a 32, c 43, a 89, e 95 
Blossom, William A. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Blue llill avenue — 

Additional damages for land taken, petition a 32; order 

passed 180 
Relocation : damages a 71 

Wooden buildings : rear Columbia st., erection, petition a 229; 
permit 255, c 257 
Addition to No. 24, petition a 468 ; report c 561, 578 ; order 
ruled out c 598 
Sprinkling : petition a 229 ; order passed 254 
Edgestones : order passed a 276 
Sewer : report and order notice a 294 ; hearing 309 ; order 

passed 341 ; report of cost referred 855 
Sidewalk : petition a 309 ; order passed 591 
Cutting off and grading, corner West Cottage St., petition 

a 404 
Crosswalk : at Alaska St., petition a 468 

at Woodbine St., petition a 690 
Stables : No. 24, petition a 468 ; permit 487 
Plank walks : between AValcs and Abbott sts., petition a 677 

Between Walkhill and Madison sts., petition a 803 
Highland R.R., change of location : report and order notice a 

775 ; hearing 836 
Lamp : junction with Norfolk St., leave to withdraw a 916 
Blume, Andreas, et al. — 

Midland St. (Savin Hill), sewer, petition a 549 
Boai-draan, William P. — 

Appointed inspector of bundle hay a 115 
Bodge Maria B. — 

Broadway extension : $85 damages, order passed a 745 
Bogman & Vinal — 

7 Dock sq., cellar-way, i)etition a 132; permit 170 
Bolan, Henry A. — 

Elected superintendent Charles-river bridge c 111, a 118 
Bolan, James — 

Appointed assistant supt. of Charles-river bridge a 786 
Bolan, John C. — 

Appointed assistant supt. of Charles-river bridge a 786 
Bolton street — • 

Sidewalk: at No. 279, abatement, petition a 89; order passed 

170 
Grade damages : order passed a 314 
At 310, order passed a 341 
Petition a 369 ; order passed 917 
Petition to put in order a 404 ; order passed 558 
Bond, George H. et al. — 

South St., between Summer and East sts., paving, petition a 483 
Bonds of city officers — 

Annual examination, committee a 428, c 436 
Border street (E.B.) - 

Stables : petition a 89, permit 121 

Near Lexington St., petition a 549; permit .592 
Near No. 297, petition a 568; permit 668 
Paving : petition a 104 
Telephone poles : remonstrance a 273 

petition a 836 
Lamps : petition a 881 

Change in drive- ways : No. 170, petition a 511 
Wooden buildings : rear No. 178, erection, petition a 649; re- 
port 561, 578 ; order ruled out c 598 
Rear No. 326-330, extension, petition a 668 
Edgestones : petition a 6-32 

Steam-engine : No. 134, petition and order notice a 804; hear- 
ing 881 
Bornstein, Henry- 
Corner Elm and Washington sts., flag, petition a 449; leave 
to withdraw 591 
Bornstein, Henry, et al. — 

Increase In police force at night — see Police 
(New) Washington St., police protection, report referred 
a 573; report, order passed a 591, c 594 
Boston & Albany Railroad Corporation — 

Extension of Broadway, matters in controversy with city, 
committee authorized to consider and report a 255, c 257 ; 
report, order assigned c 304; passed c 326, a 335; $48500 
land damages, order passed a 341; lease a 721, c 723 
Hereford and Dalton sts., sewer abatement a 210 
Extension of Fairfield-st. sewer a 341, c 343 
Kneeland and Utica sts., alteration of sidewalks, petition 

a 404 ; order passed 485 
Parker st., temporary track, permit a 426 
Utica St., between Harvard and Kneeland sts., paving, peti- 
tion a 468 
Albany St., between Kneeland and Beach sts., driveway, 

petition a 589 ; order passed 746 
72-82 Utica st., and 125-131 South St., removal of sidewalk, 
petition a 803 



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INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Kneeland St., removal of tracks, petition a 855; order passed 

a 887, c895 
Fairfield st., sewer abatement, order passed a 889 
Castle St., removal of sidewalk and substitution of driveway, 
order passed a 917 
Boston Base Ball Associalion — 

License granted a 211 
Boston Catholic Cemetery Association — 

Ashland st. (ward 23), grading, etc., petition a 100 
Boston celebrations — 

II as// i» gton's Birth day — 

Order to commemorate c 18, 28, a 32 
Holiday to city employes c 61, a 68 
Seve7ite(ntlt of June — 

Order for celebration c 88; committee c 96, a 101; request 

for additional appropriation, order passed a 340, c 343 

Holiday to city employes, order passed c 385; rejected 

a 390 
Public offices, order passed to close a 395, c 397 
Streets in Charlestown, order passed to close a 395 
Charlestown Antique Association, leave to parade 
a 395 
Fourtli of July — 

Order for celebration, committee and appropriation c 88; 

227, 259, a 274, c 278, a 293, c 300, a 310 
Orator, mayor requested to select a 275, c 278 
Forest and Oakland gardens, orders offered c 3^5, 389; 

rejected c 401 
Holiday to all employes, order passed c 421, a 422 
Original Noddle Island Antique Association, invitation 
accepted, permission to parade granted, order to 
close streets passed a 424 
Antique procession at Highlands, closing streets, resolve 

l^assed c 445 
Free ferries c 446, a 455, c 460 
Attempted assassination of president, resolves passed 

a 448, c 448 
Vote of thanks a 456, c 460 
Boston, city of — 

Testimonial to city of New Orleans c 61, a 68, c SO, a 82 
Boston Commercial Exchange — 

Extension of Grand Junction wharves — see Harbor 
Boston Dycwood and Chemical Co. — 

Wooden building on their wharf (ward 1), petition a 369 ; 
permit a 395, c 397 
Boston Electric Co. — 

550 Washington st., steam-engine, petition and order notice 
a 14; hearing 52; permit 70 
Boston Five Cents Savings Bank — 

Porcelain place, lamps, petition a 690, report 890 
Boston Forge Co. — 

340 Maverick st. (ward 2), wooden building, erection, petition 
c560 
Boston Gas Light Co — 

Hull St., near Commercial St., post, petition a 229; permit 

254 ; petition 549 ; permit 574 
Prince St., steam boiler, petition a 549; permit 574 
Boston Homoepathic Medical Society — 

Resolution indorsing the Arnold arboretum c 673 
Boston Journal — 

Question of privilege by councilman Whitmore, special com- 
mittee appointed c 124 
Boston Light Infantry — 

Fair, invitation accepted a 89 
Boston & M.aine R.R. Co.— 

Additional location, copy of jjroposed application to legis- 
lature a 783 
Boston Manufacturers' Mutual Insurance Co. — 

Combustible structure, petition to erect a 229; report, order 
passed a 342, c 343 
Boston Marine Society — 

Encroachments upon harbor, petition — see Harbor 
Boston Memorial Association — 

Old State House, remonstrance c 381 
Boston Photo-Engraving Co. — 

11 Cornhill, metal furnace, petition a 404; ijermit 427 

Steam-engine, petition and order notice a 401; hearing 
449; permit 473 
Boston & Providence R.R Co. — 

Planks within their rails at Rogers av., and on Ruggles St., 
and removal of obstructions, etc., petition of John AJ cMul- 
len et al. a 608; order jjassed 617 
Boston, Revere Beach, and Lynn Railroad — 

Taking land, petition, order notice a 624; hearing 667 
Boston Storage & Warehouse Co. — 

West Chester park and Westland St., edgestones, petition 
a 803 ; order passed 837 
Boston street — 

Sprinkling : from Swett to Mt. Vernon St., order passed 

a 212 
Petition a 247 ; order passed 276 
Claims : personal injuries a 422, 518, c 521 
Stable : near Pond St., petition a 549; permit 572 
Near Hamlet St., petition a 608; permit 629 
Near Hamlet St., addition, petition a 763; permit 916 
Wooden building : addition, petition a 763 



Boston Sugar Refinery Co. — 

Webster St., near Lewis st. (ward 2), stable, petition a 32; 

permit 56 
Marginal and Webster sts. (E. B.), platform, petition a 352; 

permit 456 
Webster St., corner Brewer st. (ward 2), wooden building, 

erection, report, c 561, 578; order ruled out c 598 
Lewis St., corner Marginal st. (ward 2), wooden building, 
erection, petition a 608, c 664; leave to withdraw o 664, 
a 667 
Roston Sugar Refinery Co. et al. — 

Webster St., between Lewis and Orleans sts., paving, petition, 
a 334, order passed 646 
Boston Title Co.— 

Columbus av., Yarmouth, and Harwich sts, consti'uction of 
building with cellar below grade, petition a 855, report 
887 
Boston University School of Medicine — 

Material for anatomical purposes, petition a 209 
Boston Wharf Co. ct al.— 

Mt. Washington-av. bridge, petition that draw be widened 
a 580 
Boston, Winthrop & Point Shirley Railroad Co. — 

Land in town of Winthrop, petition a 273 ; order passed 395, 
c 397,420 
Botto, Thomas, et al. — 

Petroleum license to occupant of Langmaid's block, Charles- 
town St., remonstrance a 334; report a 630 
Boundary lines — 

Between city of Boston and cities of Somerville and Newton 
and towns of Everett, Brookline, Dedham, and Hyde 
Park, orders passed a 255 ; report a 428 
Bow street (ward 23) — 

Stable ; No. 37, petition a 783 ; permit 838 
Bowditch, J. J.— 

Pond St., near Avon st. (ward 23), stable, petition a 639, per- 
mit 658 
Wooden addition to building, petition a 639 ; report and 
order a 862, c 865, 911 , a 912 
Bowditch, Wra. I. et nl.— 

Proposed changes of duplicate names of streets, remonstrance 
a 12 
Bowdoin avenue — 

Grading, macadamizing : petition a 82; order passed 314 
Bowdoin square — 

Passenger wagons : to Litchfield's wharf, petition a 89; license 

211; to steamboat wharves, petition a 115, license 211 
Electric lights: No. 1, permit a 587 
Lighting square, petition a 837 
Lamps : report a 890 
Bowdoin street — • 

Edgestone : abatement and assessment a 83 
Claims : personal injuries a 132, 210, c 217, 243, 329, a 335 
Bowdoin street (Dorchester) — 

Sewer between Hancock st. and Downer av., report and 

order notice a 170 ; hearing 178 
Telegraph poles : petition a 593, permit 645 
Relaying rails : petition a 836 
Revised grade : order passed a 864 
Bowe, James E. — 

Fifth St., near I st., stable, petition a 589; permit 616 
619 East Fourth St., sidewalk, petition a 639 
Bowen, Daniel W., heirs of — 

Transit St., laying out from Cabot to Newbern sts. (Rox- 
bury), $4700 damages, order passed a 631; order re- 
scinded a 680, c 683 ; new order passed a 680, c 683 
Bowen, Hosea B. — 

88 I5axter St., sidewalk, petition a 390; order passed 426 
Bowen sti'eet — ■ 

Tree : No. 226, removal, petition a 229; report 341 
Bower street (ward 21) — 

Stable : No. 69, petition a 677 ; leave to withdraw 916 
Bower, Tileston C. — 

Rear 62-64 Saratoga st. (ward 1), wooden addition to build, 
ing, report c 561, 578; order ruled out o 598 
Bowker, Albert — 

Washington St., at Floral place, crosswalk, petition a 667 
Bowker, H. L. & Co.— 

295 Franklin St., steam-engine, petition and order notice 
a 736 ; hearing 803 ; permit 838 
Bowker, Horace L. — 

Appointed inspector of vinegar a 115; request for investi- 
gation c 539 
Bowker, John E. councilman (ward 16) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed: committee on public buildings 27; improved 
sewerage 27 
Boyce, A. P. et al. — 

Camden st. droves of horses, petition a 229; report, refen-ed 
to police commissioners c 349, a 352 
Boyce, Cadis B. and William — 

Broadway extension, $29000 damages, order passed a 518 
Boyd, Alexander, etal. — 

Chester sq., lying-in-hospital, remonstrance a 82 
Boyden, Jason H. 

Appointed measurer of upper leather a 115 



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IX 



Boyle, John J., councilman (wiird 8) — 
Oaths of ollicc 1 

Elected ; committee on accounts 10 

Appointed; committee ou printing 27; pnblic instruction 748 
Boyleii, Kdmund — 

Back bay, personal injuries, petition a G'23 
Boylston Olub — 

Memorial services in honor of President Garlield, resolution 
of thanks a 080, c 683 
Boylston Cordage Co. — 

East Sixth St., near N St., wooden building, erection, petition 
a 608 
Boylston street — 

No 37, order for sale of land and building, reported c 305; 
laid on table c 327 ; communication from trustees of 
15ublic library referred a 337; order for sale taken up, 
amended and passed c349; amended and passed a 352, 
396; concurred c 397 
Lands front of Art Museum and junction Huntington av. and 

Bolyston St., laying out as public park — see Parks 
Sidewalks : order passed a 456 
Lamp-post: corner Tremont st., petition a 490; leave to 

withdraw 557 
City building, orders passed a 745 ; assigned c 748 ; passed 

c 798; deed, order passed a 890 
Underground telegraph and telephone wires : permit from 
Washington to Dartmouth sts., a 888, 913 
Boynton, Susan 1'. — 

Franklin st. (Brighton), sidewalk abatement, petition a 209 
Brackett, Samuel — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Bradbury, B. F.— 

443 Washington St., druggist's mortar, change to No. 495, 
petition a 580 
Bradford, Gamaliel et al., trustees — 

Huntington av , corner West Newton st. , edgestones, petition 

a 783; order passed 807 
Huntington av., corner West Newton St., sidewalk, petition 
a 803 ; order passed 837 
Bradford, Oeorge S. — 

Appointed assistant sup't of Warren bridge a 786 
Bradley Fertilizer Co. — 

Swett st (ward 20) stable, petition a 709; permit 745 
Swett St. (ward 20) wooden building erection, petition 
a 709 ; report and order a 862, o 865, 911, a 912 
Bradley, N. J. et al. — 

Highland st. (ward 21), sprinkling, petition a 209; order 

passed 234 
Warren St., from Palladio Hall to Hotel Dartmouth, cross- 
walk, petition a 652 
Bradley, William H.— 

Nominated and elected superintendant of sewers a 70, c 74, 
a 82, c 86 
Bragdon, James — 

Appointed officer to make complaint in cases of violation of 

ordinances a 100, 677 
Appointed truant officer a 100 
Appointed constable a 100, 589, 630 
Bragg, S. A. B. etal. — 

Coach between Calvary Cemetery and Forest Hills cars, 
license to John H. Cunningham, petition in favour 
a 422 
Braman, G. T. W. et al., trustees — 
Sewer abatement a 180 
Land for city buildings, order passed a 745 
Braman, Joseph B. et al. — 

Market St., crosswalk, report a 357 
Brandon street- 
Grading : petition a 709 
Brannon, Patrick — 

Norfolk av., edgestone, sidewalk, petition a 733 
Brattle street — 

Underground telegraph and telephone wires : permit a 88S, 
913 
Breck, Charles Henry Bass, alderman — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed: committee on lamps 12; licenses 12; inspection 
of prison, etc. 15; assessors' department 12; claims 12; 
common, etc. 12; ordinances 12; public parks 12, 30; 
printing 178; fourth of July 274; ballot boxes 353; old 
state house 452; salary conference 611 
Elected : director of East Boston ferries a 34, c 44 
Remarks : 

Care of sidewalks in front of public buildings and 

grounds 33 
Coasting on common 35 

Ordinance for election of first assistant assessors 52 
Act relating to bj'-laws and ordinances 55 
Lamps, visit of committee to other cities 102 
Contested election of aldermen 166 
Ordinance relating to mayor's clerk 235 
Salaries of city officers 24y, 313, 496, 582 
City Messenger 311 
Summer concerts 363 
Stable on K st. 393 
Pay of ferry employes 450 



Old state house 454, 585 
Extension of Harrison avenue 459 
Auditor's bond 471 
Ballot boxes 486 

Police protection of common, etc. 487 
Public parks 489, 639, 710, 766 
Restriction of cars in the circuit 571 
City Solicitor 679, 696 

Additional water supply, .$55000 balance 780 
Muddy-river improvement 8U9 
Election returns 864 
Brush electric light 883 
Brighton park 893 
Arrest of David Mooney 912 
Bremen street (E.B.) 

Wooden building : movement from Everett St., near C!ottage 
St. (ward 2), petition a 32; permit 71 
Corner Putnam st., erection, petition a 608 ; leave to with- 
draw c 637, a 643 
Stables : near Brooks st., petition a 309; permit 358 

No. 62, petition a 8U3; leave to withdraw 916 
Sewer : from No. 536 to 544 ; petition a 568 ; report and order 
notice 6H1 ; hearing 690; order passed 775; report of cost 
referred 855 
Track : from Eastern R.R. to Atlas Refining Co.'s premises, 
petition a 652; report and order notice 701; hearing 763; 
order passed 789 
Bremmer street — 

Wooden building : movement from 196 Havre St., petition 
a 483; permit 519 
Brennan, Dennis F.— 

Elected representative a 747 
Brennan, James- 
Reward for arrest of David Mooney c 910, a 912 
Brennan, John — 

Church St., lamps, report a 890 
Brennan, Thomas — 

Alger St., lamps, report a 890 
Brett, Charles G.— 

Appointed public weigher a 115 
Brewer, Nathaniel — 

Westminster st., at Hammond St., crossing, petition a 709 
Brewer street (ward 23) — 

Wooden building: movement to Child st., petition a 733; 
permit 775 
Brewster, Annie W. — 

80 Walnut av. (ward 21), stable, petition a 580; permit 658 
Brewster, William A. — 

Leverett st., sewer abatement, order passed a 889 
Bridges- 
Standing committee a 12 

New bridge to Charlestown; joint special committee c 4, 27, 
a 30 ; authorized to report in print a 235, c 238, a 254, 
c 259 ; report, referred c 509 ; correction o 545 ; report a 
629 ; laid on table a 639 ; assigned a 678 ; orders 
amended and referred a 699 ; report a 774, 814 ; reports 
assigned a 843 ; visit a 843 
Petition of George H. Murray et al. c. 545 
Memorial of T. Larkin Turner, referred a 568 ; report a 
774; c896; communication a 856, 894. 
Commissioner for Cambridge bridges, annual report a 22; 

commissioner appointed a 115 
Superintendents nominated a 97, a 101, 235; elected c 111, 

alls, 235 
Cable-houses on bridges, petition of American Bell Tele- 
phone Co. a 422; order passed 517 
Telephone and telegraph locations, conformity to conditions, 

order passed a 517 
Cross bridges to be used on drawbridges, petition of George 

H. Murray for leave to exhibit plans, a 639 
Boston & Maine R.R. Co., additional tracks, petition a 783 
Approaches to Charlestown bridges, order laid on taplc a 807 
Bridge over Charles river, petition of Cambridge a 881 
Albany St., repairs authorized a 558 
Ashland St., repairs authorized a 558 
Athens St., rej^airs authorized a 558 
Berkeley St., rej)airs authorized a 558 
Broadway, annual report of supt. a 14 

West end of roadway, order referred c 351, 357 ; report 

a 471 
Repair, orders passed a 428, 593, 616 
Sale old material, order passed a 428, c 436 
Closing, order passed a 574 
Assistant supts. appointed a 786 
Cambridge, passenger wagon to exctirsion boats, license 

refused a 573 
Cambridge st. (Brighton), repairs a 171 
Cambridge St., Western av., and North Harvard st., annual 

report of supt. a 14 
Charles-river, annual report of supt. a 20 
Repairs, orders passed a 645, 659, 668 
Commonwealth's title — see Legislative matters 
Assistant supts. appointed a 786 
Chelsea, annual report of supt. a 14 

Gold and Stock Telegraph Co., report requested a 359 ; 
report, further time allowed 377 ; order passed 517 



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INDEX TO PKOCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Telegraph poles, petitions a 468, 511; orders passed 517, 572 
Clielsca St., appointinent of siipt., petition a 82, 89 

Ilepairinij: orders passed a 235, 342 

Assistant supt. appointed a 7S6 
Congress St., annual report of supt. a 14 

Telephone wires, tr.insfer of rights a 449, 471, 485 

Repair, order passed a 518 

Assistant supts. appointed a 786 
CJragie's, passenger wagon to ScoUay sq., petition a 690 
Dartmouth St., repairs authorized a 558 
Dorcliester St., repairs authorized a 55S 
Dover st , aunual reijort of supt. a 14 

Assistant supts. appointed a 786 
Federal St., annual report of supt. a 14 

Nuisance on easterly side, order referred c 421 ; report, 
referred c 477, a 483 

Assistant supts. appointed a 786 
Ferdinand St., repairs authorized a 558 
Granite (Neponset) removal of sup't, Albert O. Hawes, 

petition a 709 
Maiden, annual report of supt. a 14 

Sprinkling : petilion a 289 

Assistant supt. appointed a 786 
Meridian St., annual report of suj^t. a 56 

Petition to widen a 104 

Assistant sujjt. appointed a 593 
Mt. Washington av., annual report of supt. a 14 

Telegraph pole, petition a 289 ; order passed 377 

Repair and closliig, orders passed a 394, 659 

Petitions that draw he widened a 549, 580; report, order 
passed a 593, c 597 ; report, orders passed a 629, c 635, 
a 645, 659 

Assistant supts. appointed a 780 
North Beacon st., repairs authorized a 377 
Prison Point, cominissionernoniiuated and elected a 211, c 217 
Shawmut av., raising parapets, order passed a 456 

Repaii's authorized a 558 
Swett St., repairs authorized a 558 
Warren, annual report of supt. a 14 

Claims : personal injuries a 132, 468 

Lease of building a 171, c 173, 183 

Paving : order passed a 2.i5 

Lease of building : petition c 460, a 468 

Driveways : petition a 508 ; permit a 593 

Rebuilding, relocaliug, and widening, report a 629 

Commonwealth's title, see Legislative matters 

Assistant supts. appointed a 786. 

Telephone pules near Beverly St., petition a 881 
West Chester park, repairs authorized a 558 
West Newton St., repairs authorized a 558 
Briggs, Oliver L. et al. — 

Tremont st., at Chandler and West Castle sts., crosswalk, 

petition a 352; report 617 
Brigham, Dora, et al. — 

Harrison av., between Brookline and Newton sts., nuisance, 

petition c 176; report c 384, a 390 
Brigham, Mary C. — 

Weslville St., laying out, $50 damages a 455 
Brighton avenue — 

Telegraph poles : petition a 12; permit 276 

Telephone jjoles : petition a 68 

Sprinkling : from Beacon st. to Cottage Farm bridge, order 

passed a 212 
Crosswalks : corner Harvard av., petition a 352; report 376 

Corner AUston St., petition a 369; report 394 
Wooden buildings : erection near Brookline bridge, petition c 
366; permit a 395, c 397 

Wooden addition, petition a 511 ; report c 561, 578; order 
ruled out c 598 
Steam-engine: corner Beacon St., petition and order notice 

a 517 ; hearing 549 ; permit 574 
Sewer : petition a 568 
Brighton square — 

Grading, etc. ; order passed a 341, c 343, 364 
Brigliton street — 

Claims : damages a 100 

Sewer: between Leverett and Lowell sts., report and order 

for hearing a 455 ; hearing 468 ; order passed 488 ; report 

of cost referred 837 
Brighton street (Charlestown) — 

Edgestones, sidewalks : No. 7 and 9, petition a 568 ; order 

Ijassed 591 
Sidewalk: No. 11, petition a 6.39 
Brimbecom, Nathaniel, councilman (ward 18) — 
Oaths of office 1 
Appointed: committee on engineer's department 27; salaries 

27; Marcella-st. Home inquiry 154; fourth of July 2.59 
Remarks : 

Nuisance on Back bay 478 

Salaries of city officers 523 

Petition of Z. H. Tobey 545, 688, 726 
Brimmer, Martin et al.— 

Dumping snow on common, petition referred c 18 
Bristol street- 
Steam-engine : at No. 53-41, petition and order notice a 83; 

hearing 115 ; permit 139 



Fire depai-tment repair shop c 270, a 273 
Broad street — 

Extension of market limits to Milk St., petition a 32; leave to 

withdraw 83 
Underground telegraph and telephone wires ; permit a 888, 913 
Broadway — 

Edgestone and sidewalk abatement a 83 
Extension: B. & A. R. corporation, matters in controversy, 
committee authorized to consider and report, a 255, c 
257 ; report, order assigned c 304, passed c 326, a 
335 ; $48500 land damages, order passed a 341 ; lease 
a 721 , c 723 
Retaining-wall on Pino street, order passed a 357, c 364 
Damages a 412, 518, 616, 630, 745, 775, 789 
Retaining-wall, order i)assed o 477, a 483 
Sewer: between Harrison av. and Washington st., petition 
a 273; report and order notice 294; hearing 309; order 
passed 341 ; report of cost referred 837 
Wooden building: corner Lehigh St., petition a 334; leave to 

witlidraw c 562, a 571 
Grade established : between Albany and Lehigh sts. a 376 
Underground telegraph and telephone wires : permit a 888, 
913 
Broderick, James— 

482 Commercial St., $200 grade damages, order passed a 789 
Brook avenue — 

Widening, $40 damages a 24 
Sidewalks : No. 45, petition a 589 
Brookline avenue — 

Sprinkling : from Beacon St., order passed a 212 
Wooden building: addition, near Green st., petition a 783 
Brookline street — 

Accommodations for primary classes, request of school com- 
mittee a 132 
Underground telegraph and telejihone wires : permit a 888, 
913 
Brookline, town of— 

Proposed improvement of Muddy river — see Muddy river 
Boundary lines a 255 
Brooks street — 

Sewer: petition a 229; report and order notice 294; hear- 
ing 309 ; order passed 341 ; report of cost referred 837 
Wooden addition to building near Bremen st., petition a 549; 
report c 561, 578; order ruled out c 598 
Brooks street (ward 23) — 
Lamps : petition a 855 
Brooks, William F. — 

Appointed superintendent of Faneuil Hall, inspector of pro- 
visions for other markets, and at large a 82 
Brooks, William M. — 

291 Dudley St., sidewalk, order passed a 721 
Brophy, T. C. et al.— 

Names of jurors drawn, publishing, petition a 668 
Brothers, Joslma — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630, 662, 678 
Brown, Alfred S., councilman (ward 23) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed : committee on fire department 27 ; public Institu- 
tions 27 ; Stony brook 27 ; paving 27 
Elected : committee on finance 28 ; trustee Mt. Hope cemetery 

a 33, c 44 
Remarks : 

Marcella-st. Home, 95, 154, 174 
Charlestown almsliouse 198 
Point Shirley Railroad 218 
Fire-alarm whistle in East Boston 245 
Transfer of Engine 12, etc. 281 
City treasurer 301, 322 
Vacation for mechanics, laborers, etc. 330 
Heath St. 380 

Amendment of Rule 46, closing debate 403 
Public parks 466, 831 
Salaries of city officers 521 
Cliarges against city treasurer 604 
Visit to inspect Corliss purai>ing-engiues 649 
Arnold arboretum 673 
Death of hosemun Tobey 688, 726 
Site of city building. Back Bay, 748 
Closing channel of Stony brook 818 
Brown, Atherton T. — 

Mt. Pleasant av., near Fairland st., sewer, petition a 690 
Brown, Charles — 

25 Clarence St., sidewalk, petition a 422; order passed 456 
Brown, Daniel A. — 

Enfield St., sewer abatement a 412 
Brown, Eben Y.— 

Hayward st., sewer, petition a 115 
Brown, Edward P. — 

Elected representative a 747 
Brown, Edwin Y. — 

Appointed inspector of bundle hay a 115 
Appointed public weiglier a 115 
Brown, G. P. et al. — 

AUston Heights (Brigliton), lamp, petition a 568; report 890 
Brown, George D. etal.^ 

Spring-park av., petition that name be changed c 58 



INDEX TO rROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



XI 



Brown, Gklpon — 

Harvard av., near Brighton av., stable, petition a 309; 
permit 340 
Brown, Hosea B. — 

125 and 127 M St., cdi,'estonc8, sidewalk, petition a 608; order 
passed 631 
Brown, H. W.— 

57 Quincy st., sidewalk, petition a 3C9; order passed 395 
Brown, Jane — 

228 Everett et., abatement of sidewalk assessment, petition a 
159; order passed 254 
Brown, Jobn A. — 

Appointed superintendent East Boston scales a 115; resig- 
nation, successor appointed 352 
Brown, Moses P. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Brown, Mrs. liosa S. — 

19.| Beach St., electric lights, permit a 80S 
Brown, Phoebe A. — 

Passagew.ay from City sq., personal injuries, petition a 132; 
leave to withdraw a 356, c 364 
Brown, Samuel H. — 

11 North av. (Dorchester), grade damages, petition a 50S 
Brown, Sylvester A. — 

1553-57 Washington St., druggist's mortar, petition a 309; 
permit 341 
Brown, T. C. — 

Beacon St., near Chestnut Hill av. (Brighton), plank walk, 

petition a 132 
Near (Jhestnut-Hill reservoir, plank walk, petition a 273; 
order passed 337 
Brown, Wilbur P. — 

Appointed public weigher a 783 
Brown Williamena— 

59-61 Quincy St., sidewalks, petition a 390 ; order passed 426 
Browne, Andrew J. — 

Elected first assistant assessor c 111, a 116 
Elected representative a 747 
Browne, George M. et al. — 

Cottage St. (ward 20), sewer, petition a 404; report and order 
for liearing 455 ; hearing 468 
Brush Electric Ligliting Co.— See also Lamps. 

3-7 Lancaster St., steam-engine, petition and order notice 
a 160; hearing 209; permit 485 
Bryant, John — 

" Elected second assistant assessor c 172, a 179, c 182, a 195 
Buckingliam street — 

Claims : personal injuries a 89, 235, c 238 
Buena Vista avenue — 

Lamps : petition a 709 ; report 915 
Buildings [see also Schools] — 
Public luildings— 

Joint standing committee a 12, c 27 

Property room, request of police commissioners a 32, c 43 
Order for committee to assign oflices and rooms a 35; in- 
definitely posponed 72 
Furniture and repairs, order passed a 35, c 43 
Annual report of superintendent a 55 
Care of sicfewalks, order passed a 12; amended c 16, 28; 
non-concurrence a 32; laid on table c43; indefinitely 
postponed c 67 ; new order referred c 67, a 68 ; report 
a 373, e 380 
James C. Tucker nominated and elected superintendent 

of public buildings a 70, c 74 
Temporary building on school-house lot, sale authorized 

a 275, c 278 
Disposal of temporary buildings, order to amend ordi- 
nance a 275, c 278; report c420; ordinance passed 
c 441, a 449 
Ordinance relating to contracts, order to report c 268, 

285, a 293 
Furniture and fixtures for outside payments by treasurer 

a 428. c435, a 4.52 
Ventilation of aldermen's room, order referred a 84, c 86; 
inquiry fur report a 237 ; order to employ andiitect 
Indefinitely postponed a 256; report a 275, c 278; 
order and proposal referred a 2'.i5 ; report, time granted 
a 376, c 380; report, inexpedient a 452, c400; order 
passed a 744; reconsidered, refered a 764; report 
assigned a 806 ; accepted a 889, c 895 
Report of progress on all matters before committee, o 477, 

a 483 
Old Latin and English High school building— see Schools 
Old State House: reports, recommitted c 305; reports 
c 328; recommitted, with petition, with instruc- 
tions to give hearing c 343 ; a 352; reports c 381, 
a 390; order to renovate substituted and passed 
o381; assigned a 390; substitute to lease i^assed 
a 405; non-concurrence, substitute orders to ren- 
ovate and lease in part, passed c4I5; adherence 
a 424; adlierence, conference c 436, a 452; report 
a 452; adherence a 452; adherence c 460; substitute 
order passed a 470; non concurrence and adhe- 
rence c475; laid on table a 483; taken up, order 
offered, laid on table a 500; assigned a 575, 580, 
583 ; order passed to repair and lease, a 589, 



c 595; committee authorized to perform work 
a 631, c 635 
Remonstrances from Boston Memorial Association 
c3Sl; N.E. Historic Genealogical Society a 390; 
Alpheus Hardy and Joshua M. Bears a 391 ; Ell 
Fernald a 405 
Proposals from Alfred A. Marcus a 405, c 419 
Communication from registrars of voters a 408 

Unused city land and buildings, order passed c 381, a 390 

Thermometer in council chamber, order rejected c 386 

Oft'al sheds and south city stables, repairs, orders passed 
a 518, c 521, a 573, c 577 

Seats in council chamber, order referred o 28; report, 
order rejected 545; reconsidered, passed c 560, a 571 

Closing City hall and public offices, order referred c 672; 
report c 834 

City hall, lighting corridors, etc., petition of American 
Electric7;ight Co. c 664; order passed e 689, a 695 

Additional appropriation for school-houses, request re- 
ferred, c SOI ; report, order passed a 805 

Additional appropriation for public buildings, order re- 
ferred c 849; reconsideration, order indefinitely post- 
poned c 908 ; request referred a 862 ; report c 873 ; 
order passed c 895, a 913 
Faneuil Hall — 

Standing committee a 12 

Petitions for use of a 12, 193, 209,229,247, 289, 309, 3.52, 836 

Permits for use of a 23, 70, 121, 213, 237, 275, 314, 341, 
376, 575, 862 

William F. Brooks api^oiuted superintendent a 82 
Comity buikU»gf! — 

Repairs and furniture authorized a 24 

New court-house; topic in mayor's address referred c 80, 
a 82; report a 236, 277; order authorizing building 
rejected a 315; order relating to purchase of land 
passed a 315, c 325, 351, 364 

Reservoir building, order authorizing sale a 23 ; referred 
a 32, c 43; report, order passed c 59, a 68; report in 
part a 230, 277; orders passed a 315, c 325, a 587, 
659, 916 

Registry of deeds building, ventilation, order passed 
a 394 
Survey and inspection of btiildings — ■ 

Joint standing committee a 12, c 27 

Order to petition for amendment of chap. 197, acts of 1880 
— see Legislative matters 

Clerical assistance, purchase of supplies, and other ex- 
penses authorized e 61, a 68 

Building ordinance, height of sills, expediency of amend- 
ing referred a 210 ; report a 235 ; ordinance passed 
a 247, c 259 

Erection of wooden buildings larger than allowed by 
ordinance, order referred c 287 ; report c 303, a 310 

Building limits ward 22 : order for extension referred 
c 351; report ordinance referred c 402, 441; report 
c 445; recommitted c 466; report a 471; remonstrance 
a 489, c 502 ; ordinance passed a 489, assigned c 503, 
538 ; passed c 908 

Order to withold permits referred c 351 ; report, laid on 
table c 402; assigned c 446; indefinitely postponed 
c467 

Elevators, enforcement of laws, order passed o 421, a 422 ; 
report of inspector c 441 ; referred c 476 
Accidents, order referred c 547 

Messages from mayor referred a 586 

Permits during vacation, order passed a 428, c 435 

Building limits : expediency of curtailing or enlarging, 
order passed a 455, c 460 

Pay due deceased emploj'e a .395, c 397 

Semi-annual report of inspector of buildings 483 

Order to report on exiJediency of changing ordinances 
c 598, a 608; rei:)ort of ordinance, substitute order 
referred c 728; additional report, ordinance rejected 
c 729 ; report, ordinance and orders passed c 730, a 617 

Amendments to building laws : coramunioation from 
inspector referred a 789 

Protection against fire, order to petition, referred a 789 

Unsafe building 726 Albany St., order passed c 800, a 803 

Chap. 197, acts 1S80, order to petition referred c 801 

Columbus av., Yarmouth and Harwich sts., building with 
cellar below grade, petition a 855 
Wooden buildinga — erection, alteration, etc. — 

Commonwealth flats. Fort point channel, extension, peti- 
tion a 12, c 16 ; permit c 86 

Marginal St., near Jeffries st. (ward 2), enlargement, peti- 
tion a 12, c 16; permit a 84, c 86 

Market st. (rear) , near Winsliip ave. (ward 25) , alteration, 
jjetition a 20, e 25, a 82; permit a 101, c 107 

Maiden St., corner Wareliam St., erection, petition c 18, 
a 20 : permit a 84, c 86 

Shurtleff court, near Rutherford av. (ward 4), erection, 
petition a 68 ; ]iermit a 84, c SO 

Gurney st., nearTremont st. (ward 22), erection, petition 
a 68 ; permit a 84, c 86 

Shurtleft" court, erection, petition a 89; permit alOl, c 107 

Plyrapton St., erection, petition a 89; permit a 140, c 144 



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INDEX TO PEOCEEDINGS OF CITY COUKCIL. 



75 Pynclion St., wooden addition to building, petition a 100 

Upton court, erection, petition a 115; permit 255, c 257 

Winchester et., near Hutlierford av., erection, petition 
a 132 ; permit 255, c 257 

520 East Second St., near H St., petition c 192; permit 
a 255, c 257 

Saratoga St., near Riverside st. (wardl), petition c 192 ; 
permit a 255, c 257 

Dorr St., near Earl st. (ward 15), erection, petition a 193; 
permit 255, c 257 

Green St., corner Elm st. (ward 23) , enlargement, petition 
a 193; permit 255, e 257 

65 Pyncbon st. (ward 21), rear No. 65, erection, peti- 
tion a 209 ; permit 255, c 257 

Commercial, near South st. (ward 24), erection, petition 
c227; permit a 255, c 257 

South, near Commercial st. (ward 24), erection, petition 
c 227 ; permit a 255, c 257 

231 Medford St., erection, petition c 227; permit a 255, 
c257 

Winchester St., near Rutherford av. (ward 5), enlarge- 
ment, petition a 229; permit 255, c 257 

Blue Hill av., rear Columbia st. (ward 23), erection, 
petition a 229 ; permit 255, c 257 

Market st., rear, near Western av., enlargement, peti- 
tion c 245 ; permit a 255, c 257 

Centre st., near Cedar st. (ward 21), erection, petition 
c 245 ; permit a 255, o 257 

Gai'dner St., near Grove St. (ward 23), erection, petition 
c 245 ; permit a 255, c 257 

112 Norfolk av. (ward 20), enlargement, petition c 245; 
permit a 255, c 257 

Rutberibrd av., near Miller st. (ward 5), wooden addi- 
tion to buildings, petition a 247 ; permit a 314, c 322 

Milk St., near Webster st. (ward 2), petition a 247; per- 
mit a 314, c 322 

Souther's wharf. East First st., near H st., permit a 255, 
257 

202 Rutherford av., permit a 255, c 257 

1U7 Chestnut St., rear (ward 9), petition a 115; permit 
255, c 257 

Damon's, Hltliuger's and Tudor's wharves (ward 5), 
petition a 273 ; permit a 314, e 322 

197-203 Maverick St. (ward 2), petition a 273; permit 
a 314, c 322 

New St., opposite Maveriek fit. (ward 2), petition a 273; 
permit a 314, c 322 

Alger st , near Dorchester av. (ward 15), petition a 289; 
permit a 314, c 322 

East First st., near L st. (ward 14), petition a 289; permit 
a 314, c 322 

Orleans St., rear Everett st. (ward 2), petition a 2S9; per- 
mit a 314, c 322 

Forest Hillsst. (ward23), petition aSOO; permita396, c397 

89 Sumner st. (ward 2) , petition a 309 ; permit a 395, c 397 

Broadway, corner Lehigh St., petition a 334, leave to 
withdraw c 562, a 571 

South Eden st. (ward 24), connection of Nos. 24 and 26, 
petition a 334; permit a 395, c 397 

Glendon wharf (ward 1), erection, petition a 334; permit 
a 395, c .397 

Park St., near Dorchester av. (ward 24), erection, petition 
a 343; permit a 395, c 097 

Rear 1164 Tremont st. (ward 19), erection, petition c 343; 
permit a 395, c 397 

Saratoga St., near Trumbull st. (ward 2), erection, peti- 
tion c 366 ; permit a 395, c 397 

Brighton av., near Brookliue bridge, erection, petition 
c 366; permit a 395, c 397 

Sumner St., rear Nos. 115-127 (ward 2), erection, petition 
a 369 ; permit a 395, c 397 

Boston Dyewood and Chemical Co.'s wharf (ward 1), 
erection, petition a 369 ; permit a 395, c 397 

Mystic wharf (ward 3), i5etition a 404; report c 561, 578; 
order ruled out c 598 

Cambridge st. (ward 4), rear of and near B. & M. R.R., 
petition c 420; report c 561, 578; order ruled out 
c 598 

Seventh St., petition a 422; report c 561, 578; order ruled 
out c 598 

Chelsea st., rear of Curtis st. (ward 1), petition a 449; re- 
port c 561, 578; order ruled out c 598 

513 Main st. (ward 4), petition c 460; report c 561,578; 
order ruled out c 598 

Commonwealth flats (ward 12), petition a 468; reportc561, 
578; order ruled out c 598 

24 Blue Hill av., petition a 468 ; report c 561,578; order 
ruled out c 598 

Webster St., corner Bremen st. (ward 2), petition c 477; 
report c 561, 578; order ruled out c 598 

Liverpool St., near Decatur st. (ward 2), petition c 477; 
report c 561, 578 ; order ruled out c 598 

18, 20, 22 Dorchester av. (ward 13), petition a 511; report 
c 561, 578; order ruled out c 598 

Brighton av., petition a 511 ; report c 561, 578; order ruled 
out c 598 



Lagrange st. (ward 23), near Washington St., petition 

c 545; report c 561, 578; order ruled out o 598 
Sundry reports and orders passed, motion to reconsider 

assigned c 561, 578; orders ruled out c 598 
Washinston St., corner Sliepard st. (ward 25), petition a 

549; report c 561, 578; order ruled out c 598 
Brooks St., near hremen st. (ward 1), petition a 549; 

report c 561, 578; order ruled out c .598 
Rear No. 178 Border st. (ward 1), petition a 549; report 

c 561, 578; order ruled out c 598 
340 Maverick st. (ward 2), petition c 560 
Rear No. 62-64 Saratoga St., report c 561, 578 ; order ruled 

out c 598 
Tufts' wharf (ward 4), report c 561, 578; order ruled out 

c598 
Monument St., near Bunker Hill st. (ward 3), petition 

a 668, 589 
Rear No. 326-330 Border st. (ward 1). petition a 568 
Orleans St., corner Webster st. (ward 2), petition a 589; 

leave to withdraw a 890, c 895 
Marginal st., near Orleans st. (ward 2), petition a 589 
Rutherford av., opposite Winchester st. (ward 5), peti- 
tion a 589 
Rutherford av., near Allen st. (ward 4), petition c 607, 

a 60S; leave to withdraw c 637, a 643 
Rear 609-629 Main st. (ward 4), petition a 608 
Bremen st., corner Putnam st. (ward 1), petition a 608; 

leave to withdraw c 637, a 613 
Lewis St., corner Marginal st. (ward 2), petition a 608, c 

664; leave to withdraw c 664, a 667 
Saratoga St., near Winthrop Junction (ward 1), petition 

a 608 
West Chester park, near Boylston St., petition a 608; 

leave to withdraw c 637, a 643 
O St., near East First St. (ward 14), petition a 623; 
Dorchester av., near Blake St. (ward 15), petition a 623 
Perkins St., rear, near Prince st. (ward 23), petition a 623 
Pond St., near Avon st. (ward 23), petition a 639; report 

and order a 862, c 865, 911, a 912 
Commercial St., near Linden st. (ward 24), petition 

a 652 ; report, no action necessary a 862 
Corner Albany and Maiden sts., petition c 664, a 733; 

leave to withdraw a 775, c 792, a 862, c 865 
Marginal St., leave to withdraw c 604 
Everett st., opposite Pleasant st. (Brighton), iJetition 

a 667 ; report and order a 862, c 865, 911, a 912 
Unnamed st., near Stark st. (ward 4), ijetition a 667; 

report and order a 862, c 865, 911, a 912 
Centre St., near Dorchester av. (ward 24), petition a 667; 

report and order a 862, c 865, 911, a 912 
Unnamed place off Market st. (ward 25), petition a 667; 

report and order a 862, c 865, 911, a 912 
Temple st., near Sanford st. (ward 24), petition a 677; 

report and order a 862, c 865, 911, a 912 
Rear 89 and 91 Pyncbon St. (ward 21), petition a 677; 

report and order a 862, c 865, 911, a 912 
Swett St. (ward 20), petition a 709; report and order 

a 862, c 865, 911, a 912 
Elm St., near Green st. (ward 23), petition a 709; report 

.and order a 862, c 865, 911, a 912 
Cambridge St., corner Perkins st. (ward 4), petition a 709 ; 

report and order a 862, c 865, 911, a 912 
Decatur St., corner Border st. (ward 2), petition a 733; 

leave to withdraw a 775, c 792 
829 and 831 Shawmut av. (ward 19), petition a 733; report 

and order a 862, c 865, 911, a 912 
Upton St., rear, near Western av. (ward 25), petition 

a 763 
Bo.ston and Ellery sts., jjetition a 763 
River St., near Cedar st. (ward 24), petition a 763, 855 
Amory st., rear, near Stony brook and Codman av., peti- 
tions a 667, c 671 ; report and order a 862, c 865, 911, 

a 912 
Cambridge st. (ward 4), petition a 783; report and order 

a 862, c 865, 911, a 912 
Brookline av., near Green st. (ward 23), petition a 783 
Marginal st., rear, near Orleans st. (ward 2), petition 

a 783 
Commonwealth flats, near Northern av. (ward 13) , petition 

a 803 
Rutherford av., opposite Winchester st. (ward 5) , petition 

a 803 
637 Main st. (ward 4) , petition a 836 
Halleck St., near Station st. (ward 22), petition a 855 
73-79 Sumner st. (E.B.), permit a 890, c 895 
Wooden fniildivgs — removals — 
Water St., permit a 24 
Everett st., near Cottage st. (ward 2), to Bremen st., near 

Brooks St. (ward 1), petition a 32; permit 71 
97 Chelsea st. to 101 Chelsea St., petition a 89; permit 121 
601 East First st. to P St., near East Third St. (ward 14), 

petition a 100 ; permit 142 
7 Webster st. (ward 4) to Monument st. and Bunker Hill 

St. (ward 3), petition a 159; jjermit 180 
Rear Elm St., near Roanoake St., to rear Walker st., near 

Carolina av. (ward 23), petition a 178; permit 197 



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59-61 Chapman st. to Ilutlicrford av., corner Milk St., 

petition a ITS; permit 197 
147 Wliite St. (ward 1), to East Eagle St., petition a 209; 

permit 234 
Movement of six wooden buildings, petition a 203; permit 

234 
562 East Seventh St. to O St., permit a 276 
439 to 412 Albany st. (ward 17), permit a 276 
Two by C. H. Packard, petition a 289 ; permit 314 
Three by Gardner & Chandler, pelition a 283; permit 314 
.53 Monument av. (ward 5), to Madison av., corner Kerrin 

St. (ward 3), petition a 309 ; permit 342 
15 Warren av., to opposite side, petition a 334; report re- 
ferred 357 
Beacon st., from Hereford st. to near Brookline av., peti- 
tion a 324 ; permit 357 
Milton, Mass., to Adams St., petition a 324; permit 412 
" Certain wooden buildings," permit a 342 
78 Chatham st. to 123 Paris St., petition a 422; permit 

455 
On Walden st. (ward 22) , petition a 483 ; permit 519 
196 Havre st. to 265 Bremmer St., petition a 488; permit 

519 
Centre st. to Jolm A. Andrew st. (ward 23), petition 

a 511 ; permit 557 
Chelsea st. to Porter St., petition a 511 ; permit 557 
Washington st. (ward 25), near Shepard st., petition 

a 549 ; permit 574 
Gates St., near East Eiglith st., to rear of East Sixtli st., 

near K st. (ward 14), petition a 549; permit 574 
Parker St. (ward 22), to Gilbert st. (ward 23), petition 

a 568 ; leave to withdraw 631 
On Cambridge st. (ward 4), from near Perkins st. to' near 

Canal st., permit a 617 
From 23 Williams st. to unnamed place off Greenwood 

av. (ward 23), petition a 639; permit 659 
From Parsons st. to Church st. (ward 25), petition a 639; 

j)ermit 659 
From Middle st. to Dorchester av., near Dorr st. (ward 

15), petition a 667; permit 701 
From Washington st. to unnamed place off Market st. 

(ward 25), petition a 667 ; permit 701 
From 301 Maverick st. to Short st. (ward 2), petition 

a 667 ; permit 701 
From Brewer gt. to Child st. (ward 23) , petition a 733 ; 

permit 775 
From 363 to 3.59 Maverick St., petition a 733; permit 775 
From 89-91 to 101 Cabot st. (ward 19), petition a 763 
From 202 Rutherford av. to near South Eden St., petition 
a 763 
Bullinch, Francis V. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Bullard, B. F. S. et al.— 

Cabot St., sprinkling, petition a 309; order passed 341 
Bunker Hill street — 

Tracks : extension to near Webster st., petition a 68; report 

and order notice 83; hearing 132; order passed 170 
Stables : Nos. 101 and 103, petition a 229 ; permit 340 

Corner Sullivan st., petition a 483; permit 518 
Petition to put in order, referred with order for hearing a 395 
Tree: removal, between Elm and Polk sts., order passed 

a 631 
Stable : corner Walnut st., leave to withdraw a 721 
Burcham, Charles — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Burgess & Perry — 

Amory St., rear., near Codman av. and Stony brook, erection 
of building, petition a 667 ; report and order a 862, c 865, 
911, a 912 
Burke, Thomas, heirs of — 

Downer St., sewer abatement, order passed a 889 
Burke, William J.— 

Elected representative a 747 
Burke, W. J. et al.— 

Everett st. (E.B.), lamps, petition a 589; report 890 
Burkhardt, G. F.— 

Baker St., near Weld st., stable, petition a 193; permit 211 
Station, Gurney and Parker sts., tracks, petition a 449 
62 Station St., sidewalk, petition a 568; order passed 591 
Halleck St., near Station st. (wai-d 22), wooden building, addi- 
tion, petition a 855 
Burkhardt, G. F. et al.— 

i-'tation St., paving, petition a 511 
Burkhardt, G. T.— 

Parker St., platform against ice-house, petition a 12; permit 
a 24 
Burlingame J. K. — 

Milton av. and Maxwell st. (ward 24), stable, petition a 247; 
permit 275 
Burnham, Allan W. — 

Appointed measurer of wood and bark a 115 
Appointed public weigher a 115 
Burnham, John A. — 

Newbury st., stable, ijetition a 404; permit 426 
Burns, Thomas J. — 

Appointed field-driver and pound-keeper a 255, c 257 



Burnham, W. S. et al. — 

Clifton St., petition to put in order a 077 
Burnett, Joseph — 

Foster st., sewer abatement a 789 

Henchman St., sewer abatement a 789 
Burns, P. A. — 

Coleman St., corner Hamilton av. (ward 24), stable, pe'.ilion 
a 623 ; permit 645 
Burr, Mary A. — 

157 Chelsea st., sidewalk, petition a 593; order passed 631 
Burrage, A. A. — 

Gloucester st., edgestone, sidewalk, petition a 115 

Between Newbury and Boylston sts., edgestones, gutters, 
grading, macadamizing, petition a 209 ; order passed 234 

Newbury St., sidewalk, petition a 115; order passed 142 
Burrage, Alvah A. et al. — 

Newbury St., M. R.R. tracks, remonstrance a 404 
Burrill, Augustus W. — 

Appointed public weigher a 568 
Burt, George L. — 

Elected representative a 747 
Burt, George L. et al. — 

Public library branch at Mattapan, petition c 477 ; report c 835, 
a 837 
Burt, Joel W.— 

Aijpointed public weigher a 115 
Butchers' Slaughtering and Melting Association — 

Rear Market St., near Winship av. (ward 25), wooden build- 
ing, petition a 20, c 25, a 82; permit a 101, c 107 

Market st., rear, near Western av. (ward 25), enlargement of 
wooden building, petition c 245; permit a 255, c 257 
Butland, John C. F.— 

Leverett and Brighton sts., injury to wagon, petition a 100 
Butler, Edward P.— 

Elected representative a 747 
Butler, Horace B. — 

Elected clerk of directors East Boston ferries a 294 
Butler, John E.— 

Appointed constable a 639 
Butler, Ralph - 

Columbia St., edgestones, petition a 549 ; order passed 574 
Butler, W. G.— 

1 Bowdoin sq., electric light, permit a 587 
Butler, W. S. & Co.— 

90 and 92 Tremont St., electric Ughts, permit a §62 
Byron street (E.B.)— 

Stables: petition a 608; permit 629, near Pope st., petition 
a 733 ; permit 774 

C street — 

Paving : between Fifth and Seventh sts., petition a 289 

Sidewalks: corner Seventh st., petition a 474; order passed 485 
No. 4, petition a 652 
Corner Tudor St., petition a 652 

Edgestone, sidewalk: No. 2, petition a 549; order passed 574; 
No. 6, petition a 690 

Edgestones : No. 4, petition a 549 ; order passed 574 

Crossings: corner Seventh st., petition a 608; report 631 
Cabot, S. et al.— 

Park sq., sprinkling: petition a 209; order passed 234 
Cabot street — 

Sprinkling : petition a 309, order jjassed 341 

Sidewalks : petition a 6.52 ; order passed 721 
No. 173, pelition a 667; order passed 701 

Stable : No. 170, leave to withdraw a 721 

Wooden buildings : movement from No. 89-91 to 101, petition 
a 763 ; permit 807 
Caddigan Dennis — 

157 Havre St., sidewalk, petition a 589 ; order passed 617 
Caddigan, John J. — 

Nominated and elected weigher and inspector of lighters 
also, c 182 
Cain, W. W. & Son — 

Temple St., near Sanford st. (ward 24), wooden addition to 
building, petition a 677; report and order a 862, c 865, 
911,a9i2 
Caldwell, Joseph, alderman — 

Oaths of office 1 

Appointed: committee on state aid: bridges 12; county ac- 
counts 12; markets, etc. 12; election in ward 13, precinct 
3, 15; assessors' department 12; East Boston ferries, 12 
harbor 12; health 12; public instruction 12; water 12 
Mystic-valley sewer 23; new bridge to Charlestown 30 
17th June 101; auditors' estimates 117; Marcella-street 
Home inquiry 179; Fitchburg railroad 254; fourth July 
274; old state house 452; election returns 843 

Remarks : 

Ice in South-bay channel 21 

The Brooker fund 23 

Committee on health 31, 216 

Care of sidewalks in front of public buildings and 

grounds 33 
Recount of votes at municipal election, 42, 71, 84, 339 
Contested election of aldermen 51, 161 
Mode of filling vacancies in the board of aldermen 53 
School expenses 91 



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INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Watering streets 133 

Ch;\rlestown almshouse 141 

Extension of Grand Junction wharves 230 

Children's Hospital 231 

Salaries of city oliieers 251, 492, 500, 610, 893 

New bridge to Cliarlcstown 254, 697, 843, 856 

Water meters 273 

Proposed abolition of commissions 290 

City architect 310 

Seventeenth of June celebration 340 

Additional storage basin on Sudbury river 358 

Stable on South st. 358 

Gold and Stock Telegraph Co. 360 

Stable on Curve st. 378 

Stable on K st. 3'.i3 

Old state house 424 

Pay of ferry emlijoyes 451 

Erection of bridges by Boston Sugar Refinery Co. 456 

Nuisance near Federal-street bridge 483 

Impurity of water supply 550, 740 

Storage basin No. 4, 556 

Steady work and full time for laborers 657 

Public parks 765 

Additional water supply, $55,000 balance 779 

Approaches to Charlestown bridges 807 

Extra high-service water supply 881 
Caldwell, J. I.— 

101 Dorchester av. (ward 13), stable, leave to withdraw a 721 
Calef, George W.— 

Bowdoin sq. to steamboat wharves, passenger wagons, peti- 
tion a 115; license 211 
Callahan, Cornelius J. — 

Appointed assistant sup't of Congress-st. bridge a 786 
Callahan, Matthew J.— 

Elected superintendent of Congress-st. bridge c 111, a 118 
Callahan, T. — 

Western av., near Everett St., stable, petition a 608; permit 

62U 
Callender, B.— 

Walnut av. and Elmore St., lamps, report a 890 
Callender, B. ct al. — 

Wasliington st. and Wilmont St., at Elmore St., crosswalks, 

petition a 733 
Cahian, P. J — 

Sprinkling streets iu Charlestown, petition a 153; permit 27 
Cambridge Railroad Co. — 

Location in Brightou, petition a 309; report and order for 

hearing 412; hearing 468; order passed 485; location ac- 
cepted 490 
Location in Park sq., petition a 352; report and order for 

hearing 412 ; liearing 468 ; order passed 646 
Location in Providence st. and Church St., petition a 390; re- 
port and order for hearing 412 ; hearing 468 ; order 

passed 646 
Extension of location in Brighton, petition a 549; report and 

order for hearing 574 ; hearing 608; order passed 631, 646 
10th location accepted a 643 
11th and 12th locations accepted a 658 
Cambridge street — 

Sewer: near junction of Winsliip and Washington sts., peti- 
tion a 667 
Underground telegraph and telephone wires : permit a 888, 

913 
Cambridge street (ward 4) — 

Wooden buildings : rear of, and near B. & M. R.R., petition 
c 420; report c 561, 578; order ruled out c 598 

Movement from near Perkins st. to near Canal St., permit 
a 617 

Erection, corner Perkins st., petition a 709; report and 
order a 802, c 865, 911, a 912 

Wooden addition, petition a 783 
Cambridge street (ward 25) — 

Stables : rear, opposite Beacon park a 34 

Near Union sq., petition a 733; permit 774 
Macadamizing : petition a 51 
Bridge across tracks of B. & A. R.R. Co. a 12 
Steam-engine: at Allston station, petition and order notice 

a 83 ; hearing 115 ; permit 139 
Sprinkling: petition a 178; order passed 276 
Sewer: to Brighton av., petition a 193; report and order 

notice 210 ; hearing 229 
Crosswalk : at Mechanics St., petition a 404 
Camden street — 

Sewer : report of cost, referred a 52 

Corner Huntington av., petition a 115; report and order 
for hearing 4SS ; hearing 511 ; order passed 557 
Electric liglnts : corner Tremont st., petition a 589 ; permit 591 
Footbridge: over Providence R.R., petition a 589; permit 

617 
Children's Hospital : corner Huntington av., petition of trus- 
tees a 159 ; report, order passed 231 
Droves of horses : petition a 229 ; report, referred to police 

commissioners c 3-i9, a 352 
Petition to raise grade a 490 
Camp, Mary E. — 

Parker st. (Charlestown), sewer abatement a 180 



Campbell, Isaac T. — 

Nominated and elected overseer of poor a 169, c 173 
Campbell, Michael — 

68-70 W. Fifth St., sidewalk,"petition a 709 
Canal street — 

Tracks : from Haymarket sq. to Causeway St., Highland R.R. 
Co., petition a 82; remonstrance 89; report and order, 
notice 142; hearing 194; permit 276 
Crosswalk : at Market St., petition a 352; report 376 
Sidewalk : removal from hay house of B. & M. R.R. petition 
a 623 ; order passed 746 
Camiing, Samuel, Jr. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Canterbury street (W. R.)— 

Telephone poles : petition a 511 ; permit 617 
Telegraph poles : petition a 763 ; permit 789 
Carey, Nathaniel H. — 

Henchman St., sewer abatement a 790 
Carlton, E. G.— 

170-172 Kneeland St., lantern, petition a 68; leave to with- 
draw 84 
Carney, James — 

Appointed ijublic weigher a 115 
Carr, Froza — 

North St., personal injuries, petition a 20, c 25; leave to with- 
draw a 120, c 122 
Carr, Hugh A. — 

Elected representative a 747 
Carruth street (ward 24) — 

Stable : corner Van Winkle st., petition a 912 
Carter, T. H. et al. — 

Water St., between Washington and Devonshire sis., removal 
of wagons, petition a 639 ; report, order parsed a 808 
Carter, Thomas J. — 

730 Albany St., new lease of wharf, petition a 209; order 
passed a 277, c 278, 301 
Carty, John — 

Jamaica St., near south st. (ward 23), stable, petition a 593; 
permit 645 
Gary, Isaac H. — 

Williams st. (W.R.) , grading, petition a 229 
Gary, William H.— 

Ajipointed surveyor of marble, freestone and soapstone a 115 
Appointed public weigher a 115 
Castle street — 

Sidewalk: at No. 128, petition a 159; order passed 180 
Removal of sidewalk and substitution of driveway, order 
passed a 917 
Gates, E. W. E. etal.— 

Granite bridge, Ncponset, removal of Sujj't Albert O. 
Hawcs, petition a 709 
Caton, Asa H. — 

Elected director of public institutions c 279, a 293, c 300 
Caton, Asa H. etal. — 

Huntington av., between railroad bridge and Cliester park 
sidewalk, petition a 247; order jsassed 574 
Causeway street — 

Passenger wagon : from Fitcliburg station to steamboat 

wharves, petition a 115; license 211 
Tracks : relocation between Prince and Haverhill sts., petition 
a 209; report and order notice 314; hearing 369; order 
passed 558 
Telegraph poles: between Charles-river av. and Canal St., 

permit a 574 
Crosswalk : petition a 593 ; report 6.31 
Sprinkling: petition a 690 
Electric light poles : petition a 855 ; order passed 887 ; petition 

a 912 
Underground telegraph and telephone wires : perinit from 
Portland to Commercial sts., a 888, 913 
Gavanagh, W. R. — 

Movement of wooden buildings : from 602 East First St. 
(ward 14), to Pst., near East Third st. (ward 14), 
petition a 100; permit 142 
From rear Elm St., near Roanoke St., to rear Walker St., 
near Carolina av. (ward 23) , petition a 178 ; permit 
197 
From 562 East Seventh St., to O St., near P St., permit 

a 276 
From 439 to 412 Albany St. (ward 17), permit a 276 
From Milton, Mass., to Adams St., petition a 334; permit 

412 
On Walden st. (ward 22), petition a 483; permit 519 
From Gates St., near East Eighth St., to rear of East 
Sixth St., near K st. (ward 14), petition a 549; permit 
574 
From Parker st. (ward 22), to Gilbert st. (ward 23), 

petition a 568 ; leave to withdraw 631 
From Middle st. to Dorchester av., near Dorr st. (ward 

15), petition a 667 ; permit 701 
From 89-91 to 101 Cabot st. (ward 19), petition a 763; 
permit 807 
Movement of six wooden buildings, petition a 209; permit 

234 
Petition to raise wooden building on Broadway, corner 
Leliigh St., a 334; leave to withdraw c 562, a 571 



INDEX TO rKOCEBDIiXGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



XV 



Cazenove place — 

Petition tliat it be named Cazenove st. a 39U ; name changed 

a 557 
Sower : report of cost referred a 20 

Edgestones, sidewalks: No. 20-24, petition a 369; order 
passed 394 
Corner Columbus av., petition a 652 
Cazenove street — 

Name of Cazenove place changed a 557 
Cedar place (Dorchester) — 

Petition to establish grade a 490 
Cedar street (Charlestown) — 

Sewer ; between Laurel and Bartlett sts., petition a 677 
Cedar street (Roxbur}') — 

Sidewalk : permit to close a 94 
Crosswalks : petition a 159 

Water-pipe : from well of George Simmons, to corner High- 
land St., petition a 229 
Cedar street (ward 24) — 

Petition to put In order a 363 
Cemeteries — • 

Mt. Hope and Cedar Grove : joint standing committee a 12, 

c27 
Mt. Hope : trustees nominated and elected a 33, c 44, a 210, 

c 217 ; notice of organization a 273 
Hand in Hand cemetery : Centre street, edgestones, petition 

a 334; order passed 357 
" Tifareth Israel," petition for burial-place near Dedhani 

a 369 ; permit 413 
Cedar Grove : commissioners elected c 19S, a 404 
Annual report a 353 
Vacancy in board of commissioners, convention a 373, 

404 
Fence, request of commissioners a 855 
Mt. Hope : coaches from Grove Hall, license a 211 

Petition of employes for increase of wages c 420 ; report 
called for c 53(3 ; report c 545, a 556 
Calvary: coach to Forest Hills cars, petition in favor a 422; 

license refused 573 
Care of bulbs and plants — see Health 
Central avenue (ward 24) — 

Slable : near River St., petition a 912 
Central-sq. Wharf Co. — 

Border St., telephone poles, remonstrance a 273 
Central square (E.B.) — 

Paving : petition a 209 ; order passed 254 
Central square (ward 24) — 

Telephone pales : to Milton line, petition a 369 
Central street — 

Paving : petition a 390, 549 

TelegraiJh poles: between India st. and Atlantic av., permit 
a 574 
Central wharf — 

Petroleum, etc., at No. 2 a 170 
Central Wharf and Wet Dock Co.— 

Atlantic av., between Central and State sts., sidewalks, peti- 
tion a 159; order passed 701 
Centre avenue — 

Plank walk : from Centre st. to Dorchester sq., petition 
a 132 
Centre avenue (Dorchester) — 

Sewer : petition a 289 ; order notice 376 ; hearing 390 ; order 
passed 455 
Centre street — 

Sewer : report of cost referred a 33 
Pipe : petition a 881 
Centre street (Dorchester) — 
Sewer : petition a 623 

Wooden building; addition, near Dorchester av., petition 
a 667; report and order a 862, c 865, 911, a 912 
L.amps : leave to withdraw a 915 
Centre street (wards 21, 22, and 23) — 
Crosswalks ; petition a 159 
Claims : personal injuries a 178, 356, c 364 
Wooden buildings: near Cedar st., erection, petition c 245; 
permit a 255, c 257 
Movement to John A. Andrew St., petition a 511; per- 
mit 557 
Sprinkling : petition a 334 ; order passed 357 
Stables : No. 288, permit a 375 

Near Orchard St., petition a 1-50; permit 197 
Near Dedham line, petition a 468 ; permit 487 
Near Weld St., petition a 763; permit 789 
Petition for leave to dig up near Pynchon St., to find old 

boundary stone a 803 ; permit 837 
Lamps : leave to withdraw a 915 

Tree : near Green St., removal, petition a 309; report 376 
Steam boiler : corner Lagrange St., petition a 334; permit 373 
Sewer : near Wyman place, petition a 483 ; report and order 

notice 669 ; hearing 677 ; order passed 681 
Edgestones: Hand in Hand cemetery, petition a 334; order 
passed 357 
Chadbourn, Levi— - 

Appointed superintendent South scales a 115 
Chadbourjic, Alfred — 

Commercial St., opposite Linden st. (ward 24), steam-engine, 



petition and order notice a 337; hearing 369; permit 
394 
Chamberlain, Alice — 

Leverett st., sewer abatements, order passed a 889 
Chamberlin & Currier — 

3ii5 Washington St., electric lights, iscrmit a 721 
Chamberlin, Johanna — 

19 and 21 Preble St., sidewalk abatement, petition a 483 
Chambers street (Charlestown)- 

Steam-engine: at No. 10, petition and order notice a 160; 

hearing 209 ; permit 2:31 
Lantern : at >(o. 5, permit a 197, 211 
Crosswalk : No. 91-93, report a 701 
Chambers street (ward 8)^ 

Druggist's mortar : corner Cambridge st., petition a 334 ; per- 
mit 376 
Champney street — 

Lamps : report a 890 
Chandler & Co.— 

6 Province court, steam-engine, petition and order notice a 
452 ; hearing 511 ; permit 557 
Change avenue — 

Claims : personal injuries a 68, 313, c 322 
Chapman place — 

Extension to Montgomery pi., petition a 474; report referred 
to next city government a 890, c 895 
Chapman street — 

Wooden building: movement to Rutherford av., corner 
Miller st., petition a 178; permit 197 
Chapman street (ward 16) — 

Stable : between Village and Albion sts., petition a 273 
Chardon street — 

ISIet.al furnaces : at No. 38, petition a 32; permit 56 
Gray's opera house, license granted a 590 
Charles-river avenue (Charlestown) — 

Elevation of Fitchburg railroad : special committee a 254 ; 
report, order passed a 283; report in print authorized a 
363 ; report a 373 
Charles-river street Railway Co.— 

Notice of preliminary steps towards forming corporation, 

referred a 193 
Location in Brighton, petition a 309 ; report and order for 
hearing 412; hearing 468; leave to withdraw 485 
Charles street — 

Steam-engine: at No. 18i, petition and order notice a 69; 

hearing 100; permit 120 
Dock : front of Paving Department wharf, dredging, order 

passed a 234 
Coaches : to Boston & Albany station, petition a 667 
Crosswalk : petition a 677 

Underground telogr.aph and telephone wires : permit from 
Cambridge to Beacon st. a 888, 913 
Charles street (ward 24)^ 

Sewer : petition a 593 
Charlestown almshouse — see Institutions 
Charlestown avenue (ward 5) — 

Stable : Tudor wharf, petition a 159 ; permit 180 
Charlestown Cadets — 

Visit to New Orleans c 80, a 82 
Chai'lestown street — ■ 

Steam-engine: No. 21, petition and order for hearing a 230; 

hearing 2S9 ; permit 313 
Petroleum : license, remonstrance a 334 

Underground telegraph and telephone wires : permit a 888, 
913 
Charlestown Gas Co.— 

Thompson sq., lamppost, order passed a 837 
Charlestown Young Men's Christian Association — 

Corner Main and Union sts., transparency, petition a 733; 
permit 789 
Charter street — 

Tracks: extension to Prince st., petition a 209; report and 
order notice 314; hearing 369 
Chase, L. M.— 

Winslow, corner Zelgler st., sidewalk, petition a 836 
Chase, R. Gardner — 

Dorchester av., near Centre st. (ward 24), stable, petition 
a 652; permit 668 
Chase & Prichard— - 

Corner Beach and Federal sts., steam-engine, petition and 
order notice a 309 ; hearing 369 ; permit 394 
Chase, Lucy E. — 

Dix St., extension to Dorchester av., $75 damages a 120 
Chase R. Stuart — 

Reports on accounts of city and county treasurer, and city 

collector a 427 
RciJort on accounts of retiring treasurer a 573 
Chase, Sidney — 

Boston St., near Pond st. (ward 24), stable, petition a 549; 
permit 572 
Chatham street - 

Wooden building : movement to 123 Paris st., petition a 422; 
permit 455 
Chauncey Rubber Co. — 

14-16 Hamilton st., steam-engine, petition and order notice a 
580; hearmg608; permit 031 



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INDEX TO PKOCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Chauncy street- 
Underground telegraph and telephone wires : permit a 888, 913 
Chelsea street — 

Edgestones, sidewalks : at jSTos. 337-341, petition a 132 ; orders 

passed 574, 631 
Stables: Nos. 115 and 117, l^etition a 404; leave to withdraw 
557 
No. 41-43, petition a 855; permit 887 
Sidewalks : Ko. 155, petition a 589; order passed 617 
No. 157, petition a 593; order passed 631 
No. 1.53, petition a 593; order passed 031 
Defective drainage : petition a 639 
Chelsea street (E.B.)"— 

Steam-engine : near Eagle St., petition and order notice a 14; 
hearing 52; permit 70 
Near Eagle St., petition and order notice a 677; hearing 
733 ; permit 777 
Wooden buildings : movement from 97 to 101, petition a 89; 
permit 121 
Movement to Porter St., petition a 511 ; jjermit 557 
Wooden addition, rear of Curtis St., petition a 449 ; report 
561, 578 ; order ruled out c 598 
Petroleum, etc. a 180, 235 
Claims: personal injuries a 193 
Melting furnaces : petition a 511 ; permit 557 
Near Eagle St., petition a 677 ; permit 701 
Cheshire street (ward 23) — 

Edgestones, sidewalks, etc., petitions a 273; orders passed 
295, 314, 394 
Chester square — 

Lying-in hosjiital : at No. 22, petition a 68; remonstrance 82; 
withdrawal of petition 100 
Chester street (ward 25) — 
Sewer : petition a 568 
Chestnut Hill avenue — 

Sprinkling: petition a 178; order passed 276 
Plank walk : order passed a 357 
Chestnut strix't — 

Sewer : abatement a 659 
Chestnut street (ward 9) — 

Wooden building: rear No. 107, petition a 115; permit 255, 
c257 
Chickatawbut street — 

Edgestones : petition a 352; order passed 376 
Child, Alfred A. et al.— 

Bowdoin av., grading, macadamizing, petition a 82; order 
p.assed 314 
Child, Dudley R., councilman (ward 17) — 
Oaths of office 1 
Appointed: committee on assessors' department 27; public 

library 27 ; paving 27 
Elected : manager of Old South Association a 33, c 44 
Remarks : 

First assistant assessors 50 

Invitation to i^ublic meeting relating to Irish affairs 76 
Appropriation for assessors' department 96 
A question of privilege 125 
Proposal of John Reardon 130 
Pay of laborers 264 
Wages of mechanics 266 
Extension of Huntington avenue 303, 325 
Vacation for mechanics, laborers, etc. 330 
Investigation of police commissioners 331 
Old state house 348, 418 
Sale of estate 37 Boylston St. 350 

Supplementary reading for public schools 508, 543, 674 
Salaries of city officers 524, 605, 706, 755 
New jjublic library building 561, 800 
Evening high school 596, 636, 732, 850 
Limitation of municipal expenditures 872 
Annual dinner 895 
Child street (ward 23)— 

Wooden building: movement from Brewer St., petition a 733; 

permit 775 
Sewer : report of cost referred a 855 
Children's Hospital — see Hospitals 
Chisholm, James etal. — 

North St., between Commercial and Clark sts., paving, peti- 
tion a 334 
Christian, Mary Jane — 

201-205 K St., sidewalks, petition a 178; order passed 295 
Christmas — 

Holiday, order passed a 790, c 817 
Pay of employes, order passed c 800, a 803 
Pay of lamplighters, order passed c 835, a 837 
Faneuil Hall market, order to close a 807 
Church street — 

Cambridge R.R., location : petition a 390 ; report and order for 

hearing 412 ; hearing 468 ; order passed 646 
Lamps : report a 890 
Church street (ward 25) — 

Wooden building: movement from Parsons St., petition a 
639 ; permit 659 
Church street (Dorchester) — 

Revised grade: between Bowdoin and Adams sts., order 
passed a 887 



Cilley, Dr. O. G.— 

39 Joy St. (ward 10) , stable, petition a 733 ; leave to withdraw 
744 
Citizens' Trade Associationof East Boston — 

Shade trees, petition c 245; report c 442, a 449 
City cleric — 

Samuel F. McCleary elected and qualified 3 

Assistant appointed a 3 

Authorized to sign official returns a 39, c 43 

Quarterly reports a 69, 273, 557, 709 

Licensing theatres, etc., lettei-s c 122 

To perambulate boundary lines a 255 
City council — 

Official report of proceedings c 286, 301, a 309 

Joint convention, final proceedings 921 
City Hall avenue — 

Melting furnace : No. 8, petition a 209; permit 230 
City laborers— see Laborers 
City officers (elections, etc.) — 

Clerk of common council 3 

City clerk 3 

Assistant city clerk 3 

Mayor's clerk a 20 

Managers of Old South association a 33, c 44 

Trustees of Mt. Hope Cemetery a 33, c 34, a 210, c 217 

Directors for public institutions a 33, c 44, 156, a 159, c 173, 
a 180 

Trustees city hospital a 34, c 44, a 209, c 217 

Trustees public library a 34, c43, a 193, c 198 

Directors of East Boston ferries a 34, e 44, a 120, c 122, a 132, 
c 144, a 160, c 174 

Public weighers a 68, 100, 115, 132, 193, 247, 273, 309, 352, 404, 
422, 449, 568, 589, 024, 783, 881 

Measurers of grain a 68, 8), 115, 549 

City messenger a 70, c 74 

Clerk of committees a 70, c 74 

City architect a 70, c 74 

Water registrar a 70, c 74 

Superintendent public buildings a 70, o 74 

Superintendent common and public grounds a 70, c 74 

Sufierintendent streets a 70, c 74 

City engineer a 70, c 74 

City Registrar a 70, c 74 

City Surveyor a 70, c 74 

Superintendent sewers a 70, c 74, a 82, c 86 

Assessors of taxes a 70, c 74 

Harbor master a 82 

Superintendent of lamps a 82 

Superintendent of Faneuil Hall market a 82 

Registrar of voters a 82 

Superintendent of Faneuil Hall, inspector of provisions for 
other markets, and at large a 82 

Inspector of milk a 82 

Weighers of coal a 89, 193, 209, 247, 352, 390, 404 

Undertakers a 89, 132, 568 

Measurers of wood and bark a 89, 115, 209, 247, 352, 568 

Officers to make eomijlaints in cases of violation of ordinances 
a 100, 677 

Truant officers a 100 

Sealer of weights and measures a 115 

Assistant sealers of weights and measures a 89, 115 

Police commissioners a 115, c 122, 155 

Inspector of vinegar a 115 

Superintendents of hay-scales a 115, 352, -549 

Commissioner on West Boston and Craigie's bridges a 115 

Inspectors of petroleum and coal oils a 115 

Measurers of upper leather a 115, 549 

Inspectors of bundle haj' a 115, 132, V.>3 

Surveyors of marble, soapstone and freestone a 115 

First assistant assessors c 96, 110, 111, a 115, c 126, a 132, c 144, 
a 160 

Second assistant assessors e 144, 172, a 179, c 182, a 195, 
cl98 

Overseers of poor a 169, c 173 

Weighers and inspectors of lighters a 180, c 182 

Fire commissioner a 193, c 198 

Park commissioner a 209, c 217 

Member of water board a 209, c 217, 243, 270 

Assistant city messengers a 196, c 198 

Commissioner of Cedar Grove cemetery c 198 

Member of board of health a 247, c 259 

Commissioner of sinking funds a 2.54, c 257, 278 

Directors of public institutions c 279, a 293, c 300 

Commissioner on Prison Point bridge a 211, c 217 

Superintendents of bridges a 235; assistant a 593, 786 

Inspector of lime a 255, c 257 

Fence viewers a 255, c 257 

Culler of hoops and staves a 255, c 257 

F"'ield drivers and pound keepers a 235, c 257, a 341, c 343, a 658, 
c 663 

Corporation counsel a 294, c 300 

City solicitor a 294, c 300 

City collector c 343, a 352 

Superintendent of printing a 369, c 380, 411, a 449 

Record commissioners c 421, a 422 

Measurers of leather a 568 



INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL,. 



XVII 



City Point (S. B.) — 

Traclvs: South Boston R.R. Co., order notice, a 254; hear- 
ing 300 ; order passed 314 

Marine park : petitions a 273, c 278, a 280, c 303, a 309 

Coaclies : from West Chester park, petition a 733 
City Point Improvement Association- 
Trees in South Boston, petition referred c 96 ; report o 442, 
a 449 

Sixth and Q sts., sidewalks, etc., petition a 511 ; order passed 
558 
City solicitor — see Law department 
Claims — 

Joint standing committee a 12, c 27, 420 

Payment of executions or judgments of courts authorized 
a 15, c 16, 28 

Liability of city for sidewalk accidents, order referred c 731, 
a 736 

Atlantic National Bank a 247, 518, c 521 

Albany police department, cammunication of police commis- 
sioners, referred c 750 

Allen, Thomas P. a 404, c 910, a 913 

Boylen, Edmund a 623 

Barnard, J. P. c 848 

Butland, John C. F. a 100 

Barr, Peter a 100, 197, c 198 

Benewato, Frank a 132 

Brown, I'hoebe A. a 132, 356, c 364 

Carr, Froza a 20, c 25, a 120, c 122 

Cooton, Catharine a 82, c 545, a 556 

Coyle, James a ITS, 356, c .364 

Devlin, Patrick a 803, c 910 

I>ugan, James H. c 848, 910, a 913 

Daly, William J. c 801, 848, 910 

Daly, Martha M. a 422 

Draper, H. T. a 309, 356, c 364 

Dinau, Margaret a 32, c 43 

Doherty, Michael c 87 

Flynn, Michael J. a 309, 356, c 364 

Frohock, J. & Co. c 46, a 52, c 176, a 179 

Fairbain, Andrew S. a 51, c 58 

Fitzgibbon, Michael c TH, 349. a 352 

Fortune, Caroline E. a 89, 197, c 198 

Francis, Charles H. a ITS 

G-eorge, Sam. L. a 568, 745, c 748 

Hall & Whipple c 802 

Holmes, Anna L. a 20, c 25 

Hathorne, Jacob H. a 32, c 43 

Hunt, Rachel H. c 58, a 68 

Hanson, Catharine a 193 

Irvine, Margaret A. a 80, 197, c 198 

Jamaica Pond Ice Co. a 616 

Jaquith, Edwin c 58, a 68 

Keefe, Maggie c 46, a 52 

Kilduff, Sarah a 100 

Landry, Mary a 20, c 25, a 139, c 144 

Lane, Samuel a 32, c 43, a 180, c 182 

Leary, Margaret a 32, c 43, a 89, c 95 

Lang, Mary a 83, c 88 

Link, Peter S. a 89 

Libbey, Marita M. a 193, 313, o 322 

Lock, Lyman c 671 

Lynch, Owen a 690 

Leonard, Hannah L. a 709 

McCuUough, Elizabeth a 677, c 910, a 913 

Maynard, J. E. 664, 892 

Murray, Bridget Annie a 733 

McLaughlin, Frederick a 289, 518, c 521 

Murray, E. W. a 404, o 545, a 556 

Maynard, J. E. c559 

McMauus, Frank c 28, a 32 

MclSTever, Mary c 60, a 68 

Morrison, Alexander a S2 

Murphy, Timothy a 82, 210, c 217 

Martin, Ann a 100 

May, Mrs. Frederica a 178, 356, c 354 

Nicholson, Emily E. a 83, c 86 

O'Toole, Anna a 82 

O'Brien, Mary A. a 132 

O'Donnell, Ellen a 193 

Paul, M. F. a 82 

Parker, H. D. & Co. a 180, 255, 316, 428, 519, 574, 786 

Pulsifer, Frank N. c 245, 349, a 352 

Pomeroy, George T. a 247, 313, c 322 

Richardson, Albert c 87, 156, a 159 

Regan, Michael a 132 

Rogers, Elizabeth a 209, 356, c 364 

Robbius, J. & Co. a 511, c 545, a 556 

Smith, William et al. a 687, 745, c 748 

Smyth, Herbert a 115, 356, 359, c 364 

Spence, Andrew a422, 518, o 521 

Stinson, Benjamin H. c 58, a 68 

Stevens, Mrs. Annie R. a 89, 235, c 238 

Sullivan, Ann e 176, 329, a 335, 517, c 521 

Tighe, John a 210, c 217 

Tufts, Eleanor V. a 247, 472, c 475 

Tobin, Thomas J., widow of c 356, 545 



Twise, Isaac a 12, c 16, a 8:!, c 86 
Toomey, Timothy a 68, 313, o 322 
Turner, Mary J. a 132, 210, c 217, 243, .320, a 335 
Veale, Bridget, a 83, c 86 
Webster, William W. a 51, c 58, a 89, c 95 
Williams, Elizabeth a 82, 139, c 144 
Wilson, A. P. a 132, 468 
Walsh, Ellen a 132, 313, c 322 
Wharff, Clarence C. a 490 
Whiteman, Naomi E. c 723 
Clapp, Eliza A. — 

Dunstable st. (Charlestown), extension $3,500 damages, order 

passed a 862 
Clapp, Horace B., councilman (ward 24) — 
Oaths of office 1 
Appointed: committee on fuel 27; Mt. Hope and Cedar 

Grove cemeteries 27 ; streets 27 ; Arnold arboretum 673 
Remarks : 

Extension of Harrison av. and D st. Ill, 128 

Petition of John Reardon 114 

Water-st. " flat-iron " estate 131 

Marcella-st. Home 154, 175 

Steamer Parisian 155 

Dorchester-bay tunnel 175 

Appropriation bill 189 

Contract of William C. Poland & Son 192 

Confirmation of water commissioner 271 

City treasurer 302, 322 

Broadway extension 327 

Fuel contract 414 

Salaries of city officers 524, 598, 706, 753 

Providing carriages 604 

Arnold arboretum 6S4 

D-street extension 672 

Public parks 792 
Clapp, Howard, councilman (ward 14) — 
Oaths of oflice 1 

Appointed committee on public buildings 27 ; improved sew- 
erage 27 
Roraai-ks : 

Care of sidewalks and yards in front of public buildings 
and grounds 16 

Appropriation bill 190 

Contract of Wm. C. Poland & Son 201 

Prince school-house yard 230 

Old state house 305, 346, 416, 476 

Removal of fences from public squares 308 

Public parks 829 

Sale of estate 37 Boylston st. 828 

South-end branch library 333 

Avon-place school-house 401 
Clapp, Otis, trustee — 

Mt. Everett St., edgestone, petition a 511; order passed 558 
Clapp, Sarah S. — 

Dunstable st. (Charlestown), extension, damages, order 

passed a 863 
Clarence place (ward 24) — 

Stable : petition a 580; permit 593 
Clarence street — 

Edgcstoncs, sidewalk : at Nos. 29 and 31, petition a 193 ; order 
passed 213 

No. 52, petition a 209 ; order passed 234 

Nos. 38 and 40, petition a 300 ; order passed 342 

No. 35, petition a 404 ; order passed 426 
Edgestones : Nos. 7 and 9, orders passed a 295 

No. 42, petition a 352; order passed 376 
Sidewalks : No. 15, petition a 309; order passed 342 

No. 42, petition a 404; order passed 426 

No. 27, petition a 404 ; oi-der passed 426 

No. 25, petition a 422; order passed 456 
Clarendon street — 

Crosswalk: from Hotel Brunswick to Trinity chapel, petition 

a 652 ; report 701 
Clark, A. N.— 

29 and 31 Yarmouth St., edgestones, petition a 404; order 

passed 426 
Harwich St., sidewalk, petition a 568; order passed 591 
Yarmouth St., sidewalk, order passed a 617 
Clark, C. F. et al.— 

Nashua St., and Minot st., between Nashua and Lowell sts., 

paving, petition a 608 
Clark, Charles H. — 

Nominated and elected second assistant assessor c 144, 172, 

a 179 
Clark, Daniel^ 

Sprinkling streets, renewal of license, petition a 159 ; report 180 
Clark, Daniel W.— 

Appointed field-driver and pound-keeper a 341, c 343 
Clark, J. P. etaL- 

Edgestone and sidewalk abatements and assessments, order 

passed a 341 
Clark, Lester D. — 

Appointed public weigher a 852 
Clark , Malachi — 

Sprinkling streets, renewal of license, petition a 159 ; report 

180 



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INDEX TO PEOCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Clark, P. J. et al.— 

Pitts St , sewer, petition a 511 ; order passed 518 
Ciarlv & Smitlj et al.— 

Beverly and Causeway sts., sprinkling, petition a 690 
Clark, William G.— 

Steam motor, petition a 132; permit 591 
Clark, W. R.— 

Mt. Everett St., edgestones, petition a 422; order passed 456 
Clark, W. R. et al.~ 

Underground telegraph wires, petition a 449; report, order 
passed a 888; veto, order passed a 913 

Coleman St., grading, etc., petition a 483; order passed 617 

Bcllevue St., between Bowdoin and Clark sts. (ward 24), 
grading, petition a 483 ; order passed 017 
. Mt. Everett St., edgestones, petition a 511 
Lamjis, petition a 178 ; report 890 
Clayton street (l)orchester) — 

Steam-engine : petition and order notice a 517 ; hearing 549 ; 
permit 574 
Cleaves, Joshua — 

Appointed inspector of petroleum and coal oils a 115 
Cleaves, Nathaniel P. — 

Appointed inspector of petroleum and coal oils a 115 
Clerk, city — see City clerk 
Clerk of committees — see Committees 
Clerk of common council — see Common council 
Cleve, Clara et al.— 

Custer St. (Jamaica Plain), sewer, petition a 334; report and 
order notice 356; hearing 369; order passed 412 
Cliff street- 
Crosswalk : petition a 247 

Edgestone, sidewalk: No. 16, petition a 352; order passed 
376 
Clifford, A. P. et al.— 

Harvard St. (ward 24), sewer, i^etition a 209 
Clifford street- 
Gutters : petition a 229 ; order passed 376 

Sidewalks : petition a 334; order passed 376 
Clifton street — 

Petition to put in order a 677 
Clinton street — 

Estate of Robert Codman et al., mortgage, orderpassed a 395, 
405, c 415 
Cloney, Thomas F. et al. — 

Dana st. (S. B.), sewer, pethion a 008 
Clough, E. G. etal.— 

Crescent av., crosswalk to Oak sq., petition a 309 ; report 357 
Cloutfh, George A. — 

Nominated and elected city architect a 70, c 74 
Clows, B. F.— 

49 Condor st. (ward 1), stable, petition a 803; leave to with- 
draw 807 ; permit 838 
Coaklcy, P. H.— 

9 Clarence St., edgestones, order passed a 295 
Coal [see also Fuel] — 

AS^eighers appointed a 89, 193, 209, 247, 352, 390, 404 
Coburn, Josei^h 1). — 

Api>oiuted constable a 589, 630 
Coburn, J. W. & Co.- 

Guy rope and office in court-house area, petition referred 
with full power a 516 
Codman & Shurtleff— 

139-145 Columbus av., steam-engine, petition and order notice 
a 289 ; hearing 352; permit 404 
Codman, Ogden — 

7 Exchangepl., steam-engine, petition and order notice a 337; 
permit 373 
Codman, Robert ct al. — 

Estate on Clinton St., mortgage, order passed a 395, 405, c 415 
Codman street— 

Lamps : between Washington st. and Dorchester av., petition 
a 836 
Coffin, W. H.— 

300 Commonwealth av., sidewalk, petition a 404; order passed 
426 
Coffin, W. E. et al.— 

Savin Hill av., plank walk, petition a 803 
Cogswell, H. D.— 

Public drinking fountains, petition a 422 
Cohen, S.— 

9 Winter St., electric light, pei-mit a 837 
Cole, Charles — 

Appointed officer to make complaint in cases of violation of 
ordinances a 100, 677 

Appointed truant officer a 100 

Appointed constable a 100, 589, 630 
Coleman, George A. — 

Bowdoin sq. to Litchfield's wharf, passenger wagon, petition 
a 89; license 211 
Coleman, George W. — 

Mt. Everett St., edgestones, petition a 422 ; order passed 456 
Coleman street (ward 24) — 

Grading, etc., petition a 483; order passed 617 

Edgestones : petition a 483; order jjassed 617 

Petition to put in order a 593 

Stable : corner Hamilton av., petition a 623; permit 645 



Sidewalks : petition a 677 
Collector's department — 

Payment to clerks for night duty authorized a 35, c 43 
Collins, Michael D. — 

Elected first assistant assessor c 111, a 116 
Colony street — 

Edgestones, sidewalks : Nos. 36, 38, and 40, petition a 733 
Colton, Robert T.— 

Appointed public weigher a 115 
Columbia street (ward 24) — 
Relocation : damages a 84 
Stables : near N.Y. & N.E. R.R. petition a 229 ; permit 255 

near Quincj' St., petition a 709 ; permit 745 
Telegraph poles : between Blue Hill .av. and New Seavcr st., 

petition a 404 
Crosswalks: corner Glendale st., petition a422; report 455 

At Quincy st., petition a 667 
Widening : damages a 680 
Edgestones : petition a 549, order passed 574 
Partial and temporary closing : petition a 568 ; permit 617 
Columbus avenue — 

Extension: request of street commissioners referred c 87; re- 
solve and order passed a 764 ; c 792 ; referred c 846 ; passed 

c909 
Sewer : east of Berkeley St., petition a 193 ; report and order 

notice 210; hearing 229; orderpassed 294; report of cost 

referred 837 
Conveyance of right to occupy land at B. &A.R.R., cross- 
ing, a 213 
Claims : personal injuries a 247, 313, c 322 
Steam-engines : Nos. 139, 145, petition and order notice a 289; 

hearing 352 ; permit 404 
Edgestones, sidewalks : corner Cazenove place, petition a 6.52 
Sidewalks: No. 534 and cor. Worcester st., petition a 667; 

order passed 701 
Building with cellar below grade : petition a 855 ; report 887 
Underground telegraph and telephone wires : Park sq. to 

Dartmouth St., permit a 888, 913 
Comey, S. A. — ■ 

Alveston St., sidewalk, petition a 352; order passed 376 
Comins, George A. — 

Elected first assistant assessor c 111, a 116 
Commerce st. — 

Claims: damages, c 245, 349, a 352 
Commercial court — 

Grade damages : petition a 68 
Commercial street — 

Sewers: reports of cost referred a 14, 33; abatements a 170, 

273, 790 
Claims : personal injuries, petition c 28, a 32 
Widening : damages a 71, 85, 247, 837 

Better assessment on property, request of owners of 
Avharves for hearing a 608 
Crosswalk: at So, Market St., petition a 247; order passed 276 
Lamps : rear No. 490, petition a 334 
Paving : from Cross st. to Atlantic ave., petition a 369 
From Charles-river bridge to Hanover St., petition a 369 
Grading, paving, edgestones, sidewalks : order passed a 376 
Telegraph poles : between Eastern av. and Charles-river av., 

permit a 574 
Grade damages a 789, 855 
Underground telegraph and telephone A^-ires : permit from 

State to Hanover st. a 888, 913 
Commercial street (ward 24) — 

Sprinkling : petition a 132 ; order passed 234 

Petition a 193 ; order i^asscd 234 

From Pleasant st. to Dorchester av., order passed a 341 
Steam-engine : opposite Linden St., petition and order notice 

a 337 ; hearing 369 ; permit 394 
Wooden buildings : near South St., erection, petition c 227 ; 
permit a 255, c 257 

Addition, near Linden st., petition a 652; report no action 
necessary a 862 
Crosswalks : petition a 422 ; report 455 
Claims : personal injuries c 671 
Commissions [see also alijhabetic heads] — 

Proposed abolition of fire and all commissions, orders and re- 
monstrances referred a 274, 289, c 301; requests for 

hearings a 352, c 366; report, assigned a 786; referred to 

next city government a 858, c 911 
Proposed sewerage commission, order offered a 722; I'eferred 

a 733; report, assigned a 789; referred to next city 

government a 860, e 911 
Committees [see also alphabetic heads] — 

Joint nominating committees, order for appointment passed, 

c 4, 16, 27 
Nominating committees appointed c 4, a 12, c 27, a 193, c 204, 

a 210, c 598, a 608 
Joint standing committees, order for appointment passed 

c 16 ; reconsideration and assignment c 19 ; order passed 

c 27 ; appointed c 27 
Joint special committees appointed — see subject heads 
Standing committee of council on paving 27 
Municijial expenses, order to appoint joint committee c 10, 

27 ; laid on table a 32 ; indefinitely postponed a 72 
All joint committees directed to report progress, c 421, a 422 



INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



XIX 



Conting^'nt fund of joint committees, additional appropi'iiition 
a 8U6, c 818 

Committees of board of aldermen, order indefinitely post- 
poned a 892 

Clerk of Coinmittees — 

Vacation allowed a 70, c 74 

William H. Lee nominated and elected a 70, c 74 

Report of ordinance c 157; passed c 176; laid on table 

a 179 ; passed a '213 
Instructed to submit proceedings of committee on ordi- 
nances c C83 
Common and public grounds — 

Care of sidewalks, order passed a 12; amended c 16, 28; non- 
concurrence a 32, c 43 

Joint standing committee a 12, c 27 

Dumping snow on common, petition referred c 18; report 
c 87, a 89 ; order passed c 910, a 913 

Coasting on common, orders referred a 30, 35, c43, 46; report, 
order for bridge rejected a 55 

Petition of John Keardon referred to committee on common 
a 57 ; referred to nominating committee with instructions 
c 58; referred to committee on common with instructions 
a 68; concurred c 74; request for public hearing referred 
c 113; indetinitely postponed a 118; report leave to with- 
draw accepted a 134 ; recommitted c 149 ; rej^ort accepted 
c 184 ; a 195 

Annual report of superintendent c 79 

Playground on common, order referred c 81, a 82; call for re- 
port c 270 ; report c 403, 405 

William Doogue nominated and elected supt. a 70, c 74 

Trees in South Boston, order referred c 96 

Order authorizing contracts for trees c 113, 128, 192, a 195 

Summer concerts, order assigned c 157, 173 ; substitute order 
passed c 191, a 195 ; subject referred a 362 ; report a 378 ; 
additional appropriation rejected c 510; additional appro- 
priation and special committee, order passed a 519, c 536, 
a 555 ; indetinitely postponed c 577 

Supplies for public grounds, order passed a 211, c 217 

Proposed city greenhouse, order referred c 270, a 273 

Commonwealtii av., park, removal of fences, order to inves- 
tigate, laid on table c 286, 351 ; order contirming i-emoval 
passed c 307, 325, a 335; petition to restore a 309; report, 
assigned c 800; order passed c 909, a 912 

<rrounds belonging to Gibson-school fund, remonstrance 
against use as ball grounds o 245, a 253 ; report c 442, a 449 

Playgrounds a 273 

Order authorizing removal of fences from public squares, 
c 307 ; indefinitely postponed c 325 

Removal of iron fence from lot at junction of Tremont, Mont- 
gomery and Clarendon sts., order referred c 330 

Brighton square, junction Chestnut Hill av. and Rockland 
St., grading etc., a341, c ,343, 364 

Permanent music-stand on common, order referred c 384, 
a 390 ; report, order passed a 394, c .397, 403, a 405 

Proposed bicycle track on common, order rejected c 478; or- 
der referred c 510 

Fence for High-school buildings a 394, o397 

Care of plants during winter, order passed a 487; referred to 
special committee c 504; notice of call for report c 60G; 
report, order passed a 659; assigned c 663, 687; report, 
assigned c 729, 798; order passed c 819 

Police protection, order to petition laid on table a 487; indefi- 
nitely postponed a 574 ; order passed directing commis- 
sioners a 487, c .503 

Boats on public garden pond on Sundays a 500 

Washington parlv, order referred e 509 ; report, order referred 
c 637, a 643 

Orchard park — see Orchard park 

Electric lights on common and public garden, order referred 
c 547 

Madison sq., order referred c 548 

Vandalism on public garden, communication referred a 616 ; 
report, referred to jjolice commissioners a 659, c 663 

Public garden, electric lights, petitions a 6-52, 881 

Public garden pond, communication from city engineer, re- 
ferred a 709; report, referred a 776 

Compensation for injuries received by employe, petition a 690 

City greenhouse, order appropriating land passed a 786; re- 
ferred c 792 
Appropriation of $10,000 for building, order referred a 785 

Flagslatt'on Meeting-house hill, order referred, c S02 

Trees near " coast" on Common, petition to enclose a 783 

Electric lights : petition a 881 

Order to hire greenhouses of Wm. Doogue, referred to next 
city government c 908, a 912 
Common c(nmcil — 

Called to order by senior member 1 

Credentials reported 1 

Message to mayor and aldermen, of quorum present 1 

Convention for organization city council 1 

Inauguration of mayor 1 

Oaths of otfice administered to members elect 1, 7, 43 

Inaugural address delivered by mayor 1 

Andrew J. Bailey elected presidents; address 3; resignation 
682; Charles E. Pratt elected president 682 

Washington P. Gregg elected clerk 3 



Message to mayor and aldermen of organization 3 ; of election 
of president 682 ; of vacancy in ward 4 682 

Message to aldermen of death of councilman Daniel J. 
Sweeney 3 

Message from aldermen of organization 3 

Convention for election of city clerk 3 

Regular meelings, Thursdays, 7^ o'clock, assigned 4 

Contingent fund, payments authorized 5 ; additional appro- 
priations a 34, e 604, a 629, c 636, a 913; order to report 
condition of fund, etc. c 731; report c 750 

Choice of seats 6 

Special meetings and adjournments 18, 28, 126, 177, 191,448, 
588, 605, 619, 758 

Powers of aldermen, transfer to city council — see Legislative 
matters 

Councilmen from wards 22 and 25, order passed to petition 
a 103 ; laid on table c 108 ; indefinitely postponed c 155 

Lunches ordered c 111, 153, 173, 182,524,830,908; refused 
c 131, 227 

Portrait of president, order passed 176 

Use of anterooms by collector, order passed 177 

Election of president pro tern. 238 

Use of council chamber by assessors 244 

President's room, $200 for books of reference 246 

Pay of regular reporters, order indefinitely postponed 268 

Hour of adjournment, order indefinitely postponed 305 

Refreshments on council day, order passed forbidding ap- 
proval of bills 306 

Portraits of presidents, exchanges authorized 306 

Visit to Sudbury-river water works, order passed o 385 

Summer vacation, 445, 477, .543, 576 

E.vcursion, order passed c 477 ; rexjort of city messenger 536; 
sundry orders rejected 536 

Change of seats— see Buildings 

Carriages ordered ii04 

Tellers appointed 689, 792 

Oflicial report of proceedings, amendment, order passed c 758 

Annual dinner 848, 895 

Convention, mayor's valedictory, c 848, a 855, e 865, 911 

Caucus of members of next council 910 

Bills for carriages, petition 848; orders passed 911 

General reconsideration, refused c 911 

Closing proceedings c 919 

Copy of president's addrees, order passed c 921 
Commonwealth avenue — 

Bridge over park waterway, contract authorized c 80, a 82; 
c 672, 683, a 6:i5 

Care in planting of trees, petition a 68 ; report a 90, c 95 

Extension : contracts for filling authorized a 181, c 182, 206 

Sidewalks : No. 294, petition a 209 ; order passed 235 
No. 296, petition a 209 ; order passed 235 
No. 298, petition a 209; order passed 235 
Corner Gloucester st., petition a 209 ; order passed 235 
Nos. 286-288, petition a 229 ; order passed 276 
No. 200, petition 289 ; order passed 314 
No. 341, petition a 309; order passed 322 
No. 300, petition a 404; order passed 426 
No. 255, petition a 60S; order passed 631 
No. 253, petition a 608; order passed 631 
Corner Marlborough st. ; petition a 608 ; order passed 631 
No. 263, petition a 652 ; order passed 70 1 
No. 261, jjetition a 667; order passed 701 
No. 385, petition a 836; order passed 861 

Telegraph poles ; petition of fire commissioners — see Tele- 
phone 

Removal of fences : order to investigate, laid on table c 286; 
indefinitely postponed c 606; order confirming removal 
passed c 307, 325, a 335 ; petition to restore a 309 

Petition to remove remaining fences c 401 

Gutters : Hotel Vendorae, petition a 309 ; order passed 426 

Stables : corner Exeter st. petition a 422; permit 487 
No. 244, petition a 783 ; permit 807 

Underground telegraph and telephone wires : permit from 
Berkeley to Parker st. a 888, 9"13 
Commonwealth flats, Fort Point channel (ward 12) — 

Wooden buildings : extension, petition a 12, 16; permit c 86 
Erection, petition a 468 ; report c 561, 578 ; order ruled out 

c598 
erection near Northern av., petition a 803 
Conant, Ezra et ul. — 

Elmore and Wilmont sts., grading, etc., petition a 159 
Conant, George C. — 

Appointed assistant sup't of Federal-st. bridge a 786 
Conant, George W. — • 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Conant, Lewis J. — 

Montana st., near Georgia av. (ward 21) , stable, petition a 836 ; 
permit 863 
Concord street (Chai-lestown) — 

Sewer: petition a 390; report and order for hearing 557; 
hearing 569 
Condor street (E.B.) — 

Edgestones, sidewalks : petition a 422 
Condor street (ward 1) — 

Stable: No. 49, petition a 803; leave to withdraw 807; per- 
mit 838 



XX 



INDEX TO PEOCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Telephone poles : petition a 836 


Ingalls, Frederic P. a 589, 630 


Congregiitional House, occupants of— 


Johnson, Charles P. a 589, 630 


Junction of Beacon and Somerset sts., paving: petition a 390 


Jones, William K. a 589, 6,30 


Congress street — 


Kallmann, Marcus a 589, 6.30 


Paving : order passed a 295 


Keith, David B. a 589, 630 


Telephone poles : grants to Stearns & George, transfer a 449, 


Kelley, Stephen P. a 589, 630 


471, 485 


Kennedy, Henry P. a 568 


South Boston R.R. location: petition a709; reportand order 


Knapp, Frederick P. a 589, 6.30 


notice 746 ; hearing 803 


Knapp, Russell R. a 589, 630 


Underground telephone wires : isetition a 733 ; permit from 


Leavitt, A. M. a 100, 589, 630 


Milk to state st. a 888, 913 


Leeds, James P. a 100, 589, 630 


Poles : permit to N. E. Dredging Co. a 917 


Lynch, Nicholas G. a 589, 630 


Conley, Bridget- 


M'acCorry, J. Stuart a 589, 630 


Commercial St., sewer abatement a 170 


Macdona'ld, Francis X. a 589, 630 


Conley, John J. — 


Martin, William D. a 689, 630 


Appointed assistant sealer of weights and measures a 115 


May, John, a 881 


Conlin, Christopher P., councilman (ward 2) — 


McDonald, Isaac W. a 589, 030 


Oaths of office 1 


Mcintosh, Samuel a 100, 589, 630 


Appointed: committee on fire department 27; paving 27 


ifclntosh, William 11. a 589, 6:30 


Remarks : 


Mecuen, E. F. a 100, 689, 630 


Death of hoseman Tohey 727 


Meriam, Benjamin a 689, 630 


Connell, Joseph P., councilman (ward 20)— 


Moore, Dennis a 100, 589, 630 


Oaths of oflEice 1 


Munroe, Abel B. a 589, 630 


Appointed : committee on badges 11 ; city hospital 21 ; old 


Mimroe, George B. a 589, 630 


state house 430 ; salary conference 635 


Munroe, Jothara E. a 589, 630 


Remarks : 


Murphy, George a 100, 589, 630 


Transfer of Engine 12, etc. 283 


Newell, John a''5S9, 630 


Salaries of city officers 707 


Noonan, Daniel a 589, 6:30 


Conness, John ei al. — 


0'!3rien, John B. a 589, 630 


Cedar st. (ward 24) , petition to put in order a 369 


Paine, Isaiah Jr. a 689. 639 


Conness, John — 


Palmer, Leavitt B. a 639 


River St., edgestones, petition a 568; order passed 590 


Patterson, David a 589, 630 


Connor, Michael — 


Peters, Alvah H. a 589, 630 


Appointed field driver and pound keeper a 255, c 257 


Phillips, Alvan J. a 449 


Constables— 


Phillips, Alvin I. a 589, 630 


W. H. Swift, surety a 178 


Post, William S. a 589, 630 


Bonds approved, a 471, 680, 643, 658, 668, 678, 700, 709, 764, 


Prentiss, Henry a 589, 630 


736, 7S2, 805, 836, 912 


Priest, J. Edward a 589, 630 


Sureties, report, change of form inexpedient a 887 


Proctor, George B. a 589, 630 


Form of surety on bonds, order referred a 643 


Ripley, H. F. a 100, 589, 630 


Complaint against Charles P. Cook referred a 667 


Robie, John a 589, 630 


AppoinimenU — 


Rogers , John a 589, 630 


Adams, Francis M. a 589, 639 


Rowc, Joseph R. a 589, 630 


Andrews, Richard F. a 589., 630 


Royce, Burnham a 589, 030 


Badlam, William H. a 589, 630 


Simmons, Simon a 589, 6.59 


Barry , John R. a 5^9, 63U 


Smith. Austin R. a 589, 630 : 


Barry, Patrick a 589, lilJO 


Smith, Charles a 589, 630 


Baxter, Francis J. a 589, 630 


Smith, Thomas M. a 589, 630 


Blossom, William A. a 589, 030 


Smyth, Edwin R. a 589, 630 


Brackett, Samuel a 589, 630 


Southworth, Asa a 589, 630 


Bragdon, James a 100, •j89, 630 


Spach, Henry F. a 589 630 


Brothers, Joshua a 589, 630, 662, &i& 


Spinney, Edwin B. a 589, 630 


Brown, Moses P. a 589, 630 


Stokes, Warren J. a 100, 589, 630 


Bulfinch, Francis V. a 589, 630 


Sullivan, Barry a 689, 6,30 


Burcham, Charles a 589, 630 


Sullivan, Denis A. 589, 630 


Butler, John E. a 639 


Sullivan, William a 652 


Canning, Samuel Jr. a 589, 630 


Sweeney, Christopher F. a 589, 630 


Coburn, Joseph D. a 589, 630 


Swett, Jeremiah M. a 100, 589, 630 


Cole, Charles a 100, 589, 630 


Swift, William H. a 589, 030, 662 


Conant, George W. a 589, 630 


Turner, C. E. a 100, 689, 6:i0 


Cook, Charles P. a 589, 6.30 


Tyler, William G. a 589, 630 


Cook, William P. a 589, 630 


Underwood, Melvin A. a 589, 630 


Copeland, W. M. H. a 589, 630 


Wallis, Elbridge G. a 589, 630 


Crawford, Thomas A. a 589, 63a 


Walsh, Morris J. a 589, 630 


Curtis, Daniel B. a 589, 630 


Walsh, Richard M. a 652 


Damreli, John E. 8. a 589, 630 


Ware, Frank T. a 589, 630 


Darling, Hinds R. a 589, 630 


White, Sumner P. a 100, 589, 630 


Davis, Luther a 881 


Whiteside, Johu H. a 589 


Dearborn, Albion P. a 589, 650 


Wight, Warren A. a 589, 630 


Derby, Isaac W. a 589, 630 


Williams, Wright W. a 589, 630 


Doherty, John F. a 589, 630 


Wilson, George L. a 589, 630 


Drew, Alvin S. a 589, 630 


"VViswall, Romanzo N. a 639 


Drew, George G. a 589, 630 


Wolffsohn, Siegfried a 689, 669 


Duddy, John A. a 689, 6.30 


AVoofindale, Charles S. a 100, 589, 630 


Duggan, Jolm A. a 589, 630 


Wright, Warren A. a 100, 589, 630 


Easterbrook, Samuel H. a 763 


Wyman, Abraham G. a 589, 639 


Farr, George W. a 589, 630 


Continental Guards of New Orleans- 


Fee, Thomas Jr. a 589, 630 


Testimonial to city of New Orleans, committee appointed 


Felch, George M. 100, 589, 630 


c 61, a 68 ; report, resolve and order passed o 80, a 82 


Fitzpatrick, John B. a 589, 630 


Continental National Bank — 


Folger, Thoma.s a 589, 6.30 


Hancock st. and private way, sewer abatement a 889 


Forristall, Henry M. a 589, 630. 


Contracts — 


Fort, William A. a 589, 630 


Report, ordinance passed to repeal ordinance c 80, a 82 


FosB, Elijah D. a 589, 630 


Converse & Stanwood— 


Franey, Johu J. a5S9, 630 


11 Jess St., edgestone, abatement a 94 


Gardner, William T. a 589, 630 


Cook, Charles P. — 


Goodwin, James F. a 689, 630 


Appointed constable a 589, 630 


Grant, Augustus a 589, 630 


Complaint, referred a 667 


Hall, Thomas a 589, 630 


Cook & Handy- 


Harrington, John C. a 589, 630 


Sprinkling streets in Roxbnry, petition a 159; permit 295 


Hehard, Sylvester H. a 589, 630 


Cook, Henry A.— 


Herter, Robert a 689, 630 


Milton ay., corner Fuller st. (ward 24) , stable ; petition a 209 ; 


Hicks, William L. a 589, 630 


permit 237 
Cook, Henry A. et al. — 


Hodgate, John M. a 589, 630 


Hovey, Solomon Jr. a 589, 630 


Norfolk St. (ward 24), lamps, petition a 178; leave to with- 


Hutchins, Luther a 589, 630 


draw 915 



IXDKX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



XXI 



Cook, Henry N. et al. — 

Norfolk 1st., crosswalk at Milton av., petition a 390 ; report 455 
Cook, James F. — 

Appointed public wcigiier a 115 
Cook, Jolni C— 

Elected second assistant assessor c 172, a 179, c 18'2 
Cook, William P.— 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Cooley, E.— 

Willow court (ward 20), stable, petition a 82; permit 90 
Coolidfi;e, Cornelius- 
West Brookline st., corner Washington, change of conditions 
in deed a 3i2 c 343 
Coolidge, George- 
Appointed superintendent of printing a 369, c 380, 441, a 449 
Cooton, Catherine— 

Stillman St., personal Injuries, petition a 82 ; leave to withdraw 
c 545, a 556 
Copeland, C. ¥. it al. — 

Dudley st.,from Brook av. to Blue Hill av., sprinkling, peti- 
tion a 209; order passed 234 
Copeland, W. M. H.— 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Copeland street — 

Sidewalks : No. 22, petition a 783; order passed 807 
Corcoran, Richard — 

113 Keyes st. (ward 23), stable, petition a 803; permit 838 
Corey street (ward 23) — 

Stable : near Centre st., petition a 623; permit 645 
Corn court — 

Paving : petition a 289 
Cornhill— 

Melting furnace : No. 11, petition a 404; permit 427 
Steam-engine: No. 11, petition and order notice a 404; hearing 
449 ; permit 473 
Cornhill court — 

Electric light: permit a 341 
Corporation counsel — see Law department 
Corris, W. T. W.— 

Star lane, near Centre st. (ward 23), stable, petition a 89; 
permit 121 
Costello, Michael W., councilman (ward 22) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Elected: committee on accounts 10; Stonj^ brook 27 
Appointed : committee on surveyor's department 27 ; Webster 

centennial 817 
Remarks : 

Hot dinners for employes on improved sewerage 61 
Invitation to public meriting relating to Irish affairs 76 
Resolves of sympathy for Ireland 126 
Representation from wards 22 and 25, 155 
Petition of Jolm Reardon 186 
Wages of mechanics 266, 283 
Vacation for mechanics, laborers, etc. 330, 343 
Building limits 446, 466, 502, 909 
Salaries of city officers 524 
Care of plants in winter 827 
Personal explanation 870 
Investigation of police commissioners 907 
Cottage street — 

Sprinkling : petition a 247; order passed 276 
Cottage street (wai-d 20) — 

Sewer: petition a 404; report and order for hearing 455; 
hearing 468 
Cottage street (ward 23) — 

Stable : petition a 309 ; permit 340 
Cottage street (E. B.) — 

Sidewalks : No. 77, petition a 334; order passed 357 

Nos. 65 & 67, petition a 568; order passed 591 
Nuisance : between Maverick and Everett sts., order passed 
c 351, a 352 
Cottle, Jonathan — 

Release of conditions in deed, petition a 549; order passed c 
607, a 608 
Cotton, Henry W. B., councilman (ward 4) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed: committee on streets 27; fourth of July 259 
Remarks : 

Ward 19 contested election case 66 
Charlestown almsliouse lUl 
Coughlin, Elizabeth — 

Summer, near Spring st. (ward 23) , stable, petition a 12 ; per- 
mit a 34 
Coulthure, M. A. et al. — 

Brooks St. (ward 23), lamps, petition a 855 
County of Suffolk — 

County building — see Buildings 
County accounts, standing committee a 12 
Inspection of i^risons, etc., committee a 15; reports a 472, 916 
Jurors, proposed publication of names c 28; indefinitely post- 
poned c 67 
Jurors drawn a 51, 100, 115, 1.32, 159, 178, 212, 229, 247, 273, 
288, 289, 334, 404, 490, 580, 589, 593, 608, 639, 652, 690, 702, 
783, 855 
Jury list received from registrars of voters, amended and 
adopted a 134 



Names of jurors drawn and jury list, publishing, petitions 

a 483, 568; report, leave to withdraw a 861 
Sale of reservoir building — see Buildings 
Probation officer : report c 44 

Clerk -hire in courts : Jan. a 71 ; Feb. 121 ; March 197 ; April 275 ; 
May 376; June 456; additional appropriation 472; July 558 ; 
Aug. 592; Sept. 643; Nov. 809; Dec. 916 
Medical districts, proposed cliangc in division lines, com- 
munication referred a 100; report, order passed a .'lOl 
Release from jail — see Institutions 
Clerk of Superior Criminal Court, addition.al clerk-hire, 

petition a 159 
Judge of Municipal court, Roxliury district, allowance of fees 

in insane cases, petition a 109; leave to withdraw 275 
Edwai'd H. Savage appointed probation officer a 273 
County treasurer, annual report — see Treasury department. 
County collector, annual report— sec Taxes. 
Constables— see Constables. 
Registry of Deeds, indexes, request for appropriation a 490; 

report, order passed a 837 
Medical examiner, reimbursement of expenses, petition a 
623 
Coup, W. C— 

License granted a 230 
Court square — 

Paving : petition a 273 ; order passed 295 
Electric light : permit a 341 
Court street — 

Bracket for electric light: Nos. 143-147, petition a 247 ; permit 

276 
Electric lights : No. 151, permit a 587 
Corner Hanover St., permit a 837 
Claims : personal injuries a 677 

Underground telegraph and telephone wires : permit a 888, 913 
Cousens Brothers — 

Brighton av., near Brookline bridge (ward 25), wooden build- 
ing, petition c 366; permit a 3U5, c 397 
Brigiiton av., wooden addition to building, petition a 511; 
report c 561, 578; order ruled out c 598 
Cousens, JohnE. — 

Appointed measurer of wood and bark a 115 
Appointed inspector of bundle hay a 115 
Couthouy, Emily L. — 

Elmore St., sewer abatement a 170 
Cowan, Thomas- 
Movement of wooden buildings : on Washington St., near Shep - 
ard St. (ward 25), petition a 549; permit 574 
From Parsons St. to Church St. (ward 25), ix'tition a 639; 

permit 659 
From Washington st. to unnamed place off Market st. 
(ward 25), petition a 667, permit 701 
Coyle, James — 

Centre st., near Amory st. (Roxbury), personal injuries, 
petition a 178 ; leave to withdraw a 356, c 364 
Coyle, M.— 

Wooden buildings : permit to move a 342 
Cragie, William H. — 

Lambert av., extension, $2,667.20 damages, order passed 
a 862 
Craig, John — 

Rear Washington st. (ward 25), stable, petition a 289; 
permit 314 
Crawford street (ward 21) — 

Sewer : report of cost referred a 33 

Petition a 589 
Petition to put in order a 51 
Tracks: petition of Highland R.R. Co., a 289; report and 

order notice 314; hearing 369; order passed 888 
Edgestones : petition a 483 ; order passed 519 

Petition a 733 
Sidewalk : from Warren st. to Elm Hill av., petition a 855 
Crawford, Thomas A. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Creech, H. R. et al.— 

116 Eutaw St., trees, removal, ijctition a 404; report 631 
Creek square- 
Petition that it be lighted a 132 ; report 890 
Creek street (ward 24} — 

Plank walks ; petition a 178 

Sewer : petition a 289 ; report and order notice 314 ; hearing 
334 ; order passed 376 ; report of cost referred 837 
Crescent avenue — 

Crosswalk : to Oak sq., petition a 309; report 357 
Crescent court — 

Metal furnaces : at No. 3, petition a 89; permit 101 
Cressey & Noyes — 

Plyraptou St., wooden building, erection, petition a 89; per- 
mit 140, c 144 
Cronin, Cornelius F. — 

Elected representative a 747 
Cronin, John — 

2, 4, and 6 B st., sidewalk, petition a 608; order passed 631 
Cronin, Patrick H., councilman (ward 12) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed: committee on harbor 27; public library 27; 
fourth of July 259 



XXII 



INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Crosby, Bernard^ 

Appointed field-driver and pound-keeper a 255, c 257 
Crosby, Bernard et ah. — 

Atwood av. (ward 22), lamps, petition a 247; report 890 
Crosby Steam Gauge & Valve Co. — 

97 Oliver st., metal furnaces, petition a 404; permit 427 
97 Oliver st., steam-engine, petition and order notice a 404; 
hearing 449; permit 473 
Cross, Frank — 

Passenger wagon from Cambridge bridge to excursion boats, 
license refused a 573 
Cross, Franklin — 

From Craigle's bridge to Scallay sq., passenger wagon, peti- 
tion a 690 
Cross, Hiram B. et al. — 

21 Seaverns av., trees, removal, petition a 667; report 701 
Cross street — 

Paving : between Haymarket sq. and Hanover St., order 
passed a 254 
Crowley, Dennis — 

Appointed public weigher a 115 
Crowley, John — 

I St., near Sixtli st. (ward 14), stable, petition a 593; leave to 
withdraw 645 
Crowley, Patrick — 

Alford St. (ward 4) , stable, petition a 422 ; permit 487 
Culvert street — 

Edgestones, sidewalks : petition a 511 ; orders passed 558 
Petition to ijut in order from Cabot to Tremont sts., a 616; 
order passed 631 
Cumberland street — 

Sewer : report and order for hearing a 488 ; order passed 
657 
Cummings, Charles B., trustee— 

17 Harvard st. (ward 22), stable, petition a 511 ; permit 557 
Harvard st., sewer, between Washington st. and Harrison av., 
petition a 881 ; order passed 889 
Cummings, Prentiss, councilman (ward 10) — • 
Elected 593 ; qualified 594 

Appointed : committee on charges against city treasurer 604; 
eulogy on President Garfield 622 ; ordinances and judiciary 
650; .\rnold aboretum 673 
Remarks : 

City Solicitor 703 
Salaries of city officers 755 
Arnold aboretum 794, 852 
Cunard Steamship Co. — 

Marginal st., i-emoval of over-head bridge, petition a 803 
Cundy, William H.— 

Elected first assistant assessor c 111, a 116 
Cundy, William H. et al. — 

Warren av., change of name, protest referred c 18 a 22 
Cunnifi', M. M.— 

547-5-19 Harrison av., removal of telegraph pole, petition a 115 
Cunningham, John H. — 

Coach between Calvary cemetery and Forest Hills cars : pe- 
tition in favor a 422 ; license refused 573 
Cunningham, P. A. et al. — 

Plyde Park av., grading, etc., petition a 390 
Cunningham, Thomas — 

Appointed field driver and pound keeper a 255 o 257 
Curley, Michael — 

Heath place, grade damages, petition a 549 ; leave to withdraw 
f>37 
Currier, S. Q. — 

Walnut place (ward 23), edgestones, sidewalks, petition 
a 273 ; order passed 295 
Curry, C. E.— 

7 Mj'stic street, Cbarlestown, removal of tree, petition c 328 ; 
report, 519 
Curtts, Adoniram — 

Sprinkling city streets, petition a 132; report 180 
Curtis, Daniel B.— 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Curtis, George, alderman — 
Oaths of otHce 1 

Appointed : committee on licenses 12; steam-engines 12; city 
hospital 12; Mt. Hope, etc. 12; overseers of poor 12; sur- 
vey and inspection of buildings 12; Stony brook 12, 30 
17th June 101 ; auditor's estimates 117 ; armories 178 
Marcella-st. Home inquiry 179; fourth of July 274 
commissions 293; inspection of vinegar 575; charges 
against city treasurer 611 ; obsequies of President Garfield 
621 ; election returns 843 
Remarks : 

lee in South Bay channel 20 

The Brooker fund 23 

Committee on health 31 

Coasting on common 38 

Contested election case 52, 71, 162 

Dinners of laborers in improved sewerage 69 

School expenses 91 

Homoeopathic hospital 102 

Lamps, visit of committee to other cities 103 

Proposition of Joi^n Reardon 118 

Petition of Benjamin F. Anthony 138 



Sale of fire-boat 139 

Charlestown almshouse 140 

Ventilation of aldermanic chamber 237, 256, 744, 805 

Salaries of city officers, 247, 313, 362, 430, 491, 500, 582, 
609, 893 

Charlestown bridge 254, 639, 698, 843 

Unpaid wages due from failed contractors 273 

Fourth of July 274 

Proposed abolition of commissions, 274, 289, 8.59 

Corliss pumping-engine controversy 297, 661, 695 

City architect, 310 

Reservoir building and new court-house 316 

Decoration day 336 

Seventeenth of June celebr.ation 340 

Trustee of city hospital, 359 

Gold and Stock Telegraph Co. 360 

Improvement of Heath street 373 

Egleston-square school-house 377 

Telephone poles in Dorchester 405 

Old state house 406, 423, 453, 470, 580, 585, 631, 813 

Pay of ferry employes 451, 841 

Extension of Harrison avenue 456 

Auditor's bond 471 

Liverpool -street tracks 485 

Police protection of common 488 

Public parks 489, 710, 703 

Impurities in water supply 516, 550 

Helmets for policemen 516 

Pay of laborers 553, 014 

Storage basin No. 4, 556 

Dover-street crossing 573 

Telephone locations 575 

Assistant harbor-master 580 

Charges against city treasurer 611 

Constables' bonds 645 

Steady work and full time for laborers 653 

City Solicitor 679 

Extension of D st. 696 

Proposed sewer commission 735 

Dillaway school 745 

Improved sewerage contracts 777 

Additional water supply, $55,000 balance 780 

Public library 784 

Evening high school 785 

Muddy-river improvement 809 

Building permits 697 

Inspection of theatres 855 

Election returns 863, 892 

Extra higli-service water supply 882 

Underground wires 889, 914 

Closing proceedings 918 
Curtis, Henry C. et al. — 

Savin street, edgestone, sidewalk, petition a 334 ; order passed, 

394 
Curtis, Nelson — 

107 Pynchon St., removal of telegraph pole, petitions a 115 
Heath St.. between Heath place and Parker St., sewer, petition 

a 589 
Curve street (w.ird 12) — 

Stable: corner Broadway extension, petition a 273; examina- 
tion by fire commissioners 359,378; report 359; remon- 
strance 378 ; recommittal, 378 ; permit 592 
Proposed widening, order requesting plans and estimates 

c 389, a 390 ; report c 545, a 555 ; order to widen referred c 

665; report, assigned c 672; referred to next city gov- 
ernment c 908, a 912 
Revised grade : between Harrison av. and Hudson st. a 376, 

519 
Petition for moderate grade a 413 
Compensation for land taken, petition a 483 
Cushing & Bail et al. — ■ 

First St., at C St., crossing, order passed a 295 
Cushing, Benjamin — 

Iron pipe to corner of Cedar and Highland sts., petition 

a 229 
Cushing, George S.^ 

Essex and Lincoln sts., widening, $5740 damages, order 

passed a 518 
Cushing, H. B.— 

170 Newbury St., sidewalk, petition a 549; order passed 574 
Cushing, James — 

12 Highland av., sidewalk, order passed a 485 
Cushing, Laban F. — 

Parkman St., edgestones, petition a 511 ; order passed 558 
Custer street (Jamaica Plain) — 

Sewer : petition a 334 ; report and order notice 356 ; hearing 

369 ; order passed 412 ; report of cost referred 837 
Cutler, William J.— 

Island St. (ward 20), stable, petition a 273; permit 294 
Cutter, Dexter J.— 

Commercial, near South St., wooden buildings, erection, 

petition c 227 ; permit a 255, c 257 
Commercial and Preston sts. (ward 24), crosswalks, petition 

a 422; report 455 
South St., near Commercial St., stable, petition a 483; permit 

557 



INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



XXIII 



Cutter, Frederic R. — 

Cambridge st. (ward 4), roar of and near B. & M. R.R., erec- 
tion of wooden building, petition c 420 ; report c 561, 578 ; 
order ruled out c 598 
Cutter, Leonard U. — 

Appointed member of water board a 209, c 217, 243 
Cutter, Leonard 11. tt al. — 

Wall St., petition to put in order a 549 

D street — 

Extension : request of street commissioners referred c 87 ; re- 
port c 99; assigned c 112; accepted, referred to finance 
committee c 128, a 132 ; report accepted c 149, a 159 ; con- 
tract witli O. C. and N. R. Co. autliorized a 255, c 257; re- 
port, substitute order assigned c 672 ; orders passed c 687, 
a 696 
Sewer : petition a 193 
Dacy, George A. et al. — 

Crawford st. (ward 21), sewer, petition a 589 
Daggett, H. L.— 

Newbury st., near Hereford st. (ward 11), stable, petition 
a 639 ; permit 658 
Daggett, Natbaniel B. — 

Essex St., extension, !j;10,000 damages, oi-der passed a 294 
Daily, Edward B. — 

Nominated and elected second assistant assessor c 144, 172, 
a 179 
Dale, John P. et al.— 

Wasliington st. between Dale st. and Egleston sq., sidewalk, 
petition a 247 ; order passed 376 
Dallinger, Frank W. — 

Appointed public weigher a 115 
Dalton street — 

Sewer : report of cost referred a 52 
Abatement of assessment a 210 
Daly, David — 

159 Havre St., sidewalk, order passed a 395 
Daly, James F., councilman (ward 6) — 
Oaths of ofiice 1 

Appointed : committee on city registrar's department 27 
Remarks : 

Pay of laborers 264 
Pension to oflBcer Wasgatt 387 
Salaries of city officers 601 
Daly, John R.— 

236 West Third St., sidewalks, order jjassed a 276 
Daly, Martha M. — 

Berkeley St., personal injuries, petition a 422 
Daly, Thomas H. — 

Appointed public weigher a 115 
Daly, William J.— 

Compensation for injuries, order referred c 801, 848, 910, a 
913 
Dam, Alvah M., M.D.— 

22 Chester sq., lying-in hospital, petition a 68; withdrawal 

100 

23 Indiana place, lying-in hospital, petition a 100; leave to 

witlidraw 120 
Damon's wharf (ward 5) — 

Wooden building : petition a 273; permit a 314, c 322 
Damrell, John E. S.— 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Dana, Gleorge N. — 

316 Beacon st. (ward 10), stable, petition a 639 ; permit 658 
316 Beacon St., sidewalk, petition a 803; order passed 837 
Dana, O. D.— 

Broadway, edgestone and sidewalk abatement a 83 
Dana, Otis D., councilman (ward 14) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Elected : committee on finance 10 
Appointed: committee on treasury department 27; com 

missions 301 ; bonds city officers 436 
Remarks : 

City treasurer 322 
City Point park 867 
Dana, Otis D. et al. — 

Second St., between P and Q sts., grading, etc., petition a 309 ; 
order passed 394 
Dana place — 

Lamps : petition a 690 ; report 890 
Dana street (S. B.) — 

Sewer : petition a 608 
Dane (J. F.), Grinnell & Co. etal.— 

Lincoln st., from Church green to Essex st., paving, petition 
a 89 
Danforth street (W. R.)— 

Sewer: jietition a 593 ; report and order notice 681; hearing 

090 ; order passed 775 ; report of cost referred 855 
Grading : petition a 623 
Danvers Savings Bank — 

38 and 40 Clarence St., edgestone, sidewalk, petition a 309; 
order passed 342 
D'Arcy & Atwood — 

Sprinkling streets in East Boston, petition a 100; report 180 
Darling, Hinds R. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 



Darling & Stebbins et al. — 

Fuel contract, petition for hearing a 390; report, leave to 
withdr.iw a 412, c 414, 438 
Darrigan, Bridget — 

Fullin- St. (ward 24), stable : petition a 229 ; permit 275 
Dartmouth street — 

Tracks: Tremont st. to Marlborough st., report and order 

notice a 83 ; hearing 116 ; order passed 142 
Land front of Art museum, laying out as public park- 
sec Parks 
Gutters : order passed a 426 
Crosswalk : No. 317, petition a 549 
Bridge : repairs a 558 

Crossing: at Hotel Vendorae, petition a 593; report 631 
Sidewalk: corner Warren av., petition a 593; order passed 

631 
Public library site : rights in passageway, order passed a 783, 

c792 
Underground telegraph and telephone wires : permit a 888, 
913 
Davidson, Charles E. et al. — 

Hadley st. (Charlestown), sidewalk, petition a 390 
Davidson, J. B. et al. — 

Parker st., sewer abatement, petition a 449; leave to with- 
draw 488 
Davis, Alexander M. — 

Williams St. (ward 23), stable, petition a 334; permit 358 
Davis, Charles — 

Dearborn St., widening, $614 damages a 84, 255 
Dearborn, Alliany and Mall sts., sidewalk abatement, order 
passed a 617 
Davis, Hem-y A. — 

Appointed superintendent north scales a 115 
Davis, Horatio — 

Appointed public weigher a 115 
Davis, James M. — 

Appointed field-driver and pound-keeper a 255, c 257 
Davis Luther — 

Appointed constable a 881 
Davis, Maria H. — 

Enfield St., sewer abatement a 412 

Enfield St., edgestones, petition a 589; order passed a 617 
Davis, Thomas W. — 

Nominated and elected city surveyor a 70, c 74 
Davis, William F.— 

Nominated and elected water registrar a 70, c 74 
Davis, W. H.— 

Nelson and Evans sts., lamps, report a 890, 915 
Day, John W.— 

Delle av., sewer, petition a 309; report and order notice 341 ; 
liearing 352 ; order passed 376 
Deacy, Ellen D. — 

94 Dover St., edgestone and sidewalk abatement, petition 
a 193 
Dean, Benjamin et al. — 

P St., between First and Fourth sts., sidewalk, petition a 89 
Dean, Charles — 

Appointed public weigher a 115 
Dean, Charles A. — 

16 and 18 Wilmont St., and corner Wilmont and Elmore sts., 
sidewalks, edgestones, petition a 309; order passed 342 
Dean, Charles A. et al. — 

Walnut av., between Elmore and Dale sts., sewer, petition 
a 159; report and order notice 356; hearing 369; order 
passed 488 
Dean, Charles H. et al. — 

Elmore st., lamps, petition a 468; report 890 
Dean, George H. — 

Chapman St., between Village and Albion sts. (ward 16), 
stable ; petition a 273 
Dean, Minnie P. — 

209 Walnut av., sidewalk, petition a 468; order passed 485 
Dearborn, Albion P. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Dearborn, Charles E. — 

Linden St., edgestones, sidewalks, petition a 568 
Dearborn street — 

Widening : damages a 84, 255 

Druggist's mortar: corner Eustis St., petition a 549; permit 

573 
Sidewalk abatement : order passed a 617 
Decatur street (ward 3) — 

Stable : No. 98, petition a 639; permit 668 
Wooden building: addition, corner Border St., petition 
a 733; leave to withdraw a 775, c 792 
Deoher, Conrad — 

Marginal St., near Jeffries St., wooden building, petition a 12, 
c 16 ; permit a 84, c 86 
Stable : petition a 12; permit a34 
Decker, N. C— 

37Elleryst., grade damages, petition a 404; leave to with- 
draw 837 
Decoration Day — 

Post 26 G.A.R., invitation accepted a 33; laid on table c 43; 

assigned c 67 
$200 to each Post G.A.R. c 43, 58, a 68, c 228, a 229 



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INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Suffolk Co. Association, G.A.R., invitation to services ac 
cepted a 83, c 85, 111 ; invitation to parade accepted a 94, 
c 95, 111, 191 
Post 92, invitation a 2S8, c 278 

Holiday for city employes, order referred 305; report, opinion 
of corporation counsel, order passed c 329; rejected a 335 
Market houses closed a 3il 
Dedliam, town of — 

Boundary lines a 255 
Deering, Samuel — 

Appointed field-driver and pound-keeper a 255, c 257 
Deland, James H. — 

101 and 103 Bunker Hill St. (ward 3), stable, petition a 229; 
permit 340 
Dolaney, James H. — 

155 Chelsea St., sidewalk, petition a 589; order passed 617 
Delle avenue — 

Sewer: petition a 309 ; report and order notice 341; hearing 

352 ; order passed 376 ; report of cost referred 855 
Edgestones : petition a 608; order passed 631 
Sidewalks : corner Burney St., petition a 677 ; order passed 701 
Lamps : petition a 690 ; report 890 
Edgestones, sidewalks : No. 6, petition a 763 
Belong, Edwin R. et al.— 

Welles av., grading, i^etition a 352 
Demerritt, John — 

West Brookline St., corner Washington, change of conditions 
in deed, a 342, c 343 
Denney, Thomas J., councilman (ward 12) — 
Oaths of oftice 1 

Appointed: committee on elections 7; Mt. Hope and Cedar 
Grove cemeteries 27 ; improved sewerage 27 ; toller 689 
Dennis street — 

Sidewalks : No. 72, petition a 247 ; order passed 276 
No. 76, petition a 309 ; order passed 342 
Dennis, William H.— 

Appointed asssistant sup't of Warren bridge a 7S6 
Denon, Patrick M. — 

Elected second assistant assessor c 172, a 179, c 182, a 195, 
cl98 
Derby, Isaac W. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Derne street — 

Closure of sidewalk, order passed a 587 
Devereux, John N. — 

Deceased, balance of salary paid to widow a 94, c 95 
Devine, James V. — 

Court rear 118 Foundry St., lamp, petition a 32; report 890 
Devine, John et al. — 

Treraout et., corner Downer St., sewer, petition a 193; report 
and order notice 210 ; hearing 229 
Devine, Margaret et al.— 

Foundry av. (ward 13), lamp, petition a 229; report 890 
Devine, Mary — 

2 C St., edgestone, sidewalk, petition a 549; order passed 
574 
Devlin, Patrick — 

Webster St., damage to estate, petition a 803; order referred 
c 910, a 913 
Devlin, Thomas H., councilman (ward 13) — 
Oaths of office 1 
Appointed : committee on claims 27 ; common 27 ; fourth 

July 259; commissions 301 
Elected : director for public institutions a 33, c 44 
Remarks : 

Joint rules and orders 5 

Invitation to public meeting relating to Irish affairs 76 
Decoration day 86 
Appropriation bill 190 
Charlestown almshouse 191, 199 
Summer concerts 192, 510, 559, 577 
Pay of laborers 265 
Holiday on Decoration day 306 
Removal offences from public squares 308, 325 
Vacation for mechanics, laborers, etc., 330 
Investigation of police commissioners 332 
Pension to officer Wasgatt 388 
Care of plants in winter 505 
Police helmets 521 
Salaries of city officers 523, 601 , 756 
Petition of Z. H. Tobey 545 
Inspection of provisions 578 
Vaccine virus 594 
Washington park 037 

Visit to inspect Corliss pumping-engines 648 
Steady work and full time for laborers 650 
Water supply, $55,000 balance of appropriation 749 
Cleansing Sudbury -river basins 761 
Arnold arboretum 793, 852 
Public parks 829 
Devon street — 

Sewers : report of cost referred a 14 
Abatement and assessment a473 
Devonshire street- 
Steam boiler : No. 64, petition a 390 ; permit 404 
Paving : petition a 763 



Dexter, S. Y.etal.— 

Hancock St., sewer (Dorchester), extension, petition a 68 
Dickerraan, B. — 

114-120 Purchase St., steam-engine, petition and order notice 
a 14 ; hearing 52 ; permit 70 
Dickerraan, S. N. et al. — 

Cambridge St., at Mechanic St., Brighton, crosswalk, petition 
a 404 
Dickey, WillardE.— 

Brighton poor farm, cancellation of lease, order passed c 381, 
a 390 
Dickson, Alexander, heirs of — 

Green st. (ward 23), crosswalk at Warren sq., report a 
426 
Dickson, Joseph — 

155 Rutherford av., edgestone, sidewalk, petition a 229; order 

passed 254 
Rutherford av., near Miller st. (ward 5), extension of wooden 

buildings, petition a 247 ; permit a 314, c 322 
Corner Miller st. and Rutherford av., shed, petition a 697 
Dill, Catherine B — 

Mt. Vernon st., edgestones, abatement a 83 
Dinan, Margaret— 

Marlborough St., personal injuries, petition a 32, c 43 
Dingley, Emma F. — 

Pembroke St., sewer abatement a 210 
Dinsmore, Thomas — 

Faneuil Hall market, transfer half interest in lease of cellar 
No. 1, report a 631 
Ditson, Oliver et al. — 

Metropolitan R.R. cars from Upham's corner to Geneva av. 
and Temple pi., rails on Bowdoin St., etc., petition a 
836 
Dix street (Dorchester) — 

Sewer : report of cost referred a 20 
Extension : damages a 120 
Dixey, Richard T. — 

Appointed public weigher a 568 
Doane street- 
Paving : order passed a 455 
Dock square — 

Cellar- way : at No. 7, petition a 132 ; permit 170 
Electric lights, Nos. 29 and 3U, permit a 659 
Docker, Grundy & Co. — 

38 Chardon St., metal furnaces, petition a 32; pei-mit 56 
Dodge, Frederick L. — 

Appointed public weigher a 115 
Dogs — see Police 

Doherty, Cornelius P., councilman (ward 2) — 
Report of election a 30 
Oaths of office 43 

Appointed : committee on fourth July 259 
Remarks : 

Summer concerts 158 
Nuisance in East Boston 351 
Brighton poor farm 384 
Salaries of city officers 535 
Orleans-st. nuisance 637 
Doberty, Cornelius F. — 

Appointed undertaker a 132 
Doberty, C. F. et al.— 

Porter st. (E. B.), paving, petition a 639 
Doherty, James J. et al. — 

Chelsea St., defective drainage, petition a 639 
Doherty, John F. — ■ 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Dohert}', John, councilman (ward 7) — 
Oaths of office 1 
Appointed : committee on common 27 ; harbor 27 ; health 

27 ; public lands 27 ; fourth July 259 
Remarks : 

Publication of names of jurors 28, 67 
Grand Junction wharves 240 
Pay of laborers 263, 283, 284, 305 
Fourth of July 278 
Transfer of Engine 12, etc. 281 
Commonwealth-av. fences 287 
Prince school-house yard 237 
Doherty, Mary — 

5 Chambers st. (Charlestown), lantern, permit a 197, 211 
Doherty, Michael — 

Snow-Hill St., personal injuries, petition c 87 
Doherty, Michael et al. — 

28 Union park, hospital, remonstrance a 68; prohibited 210 
Dolan, William — 

Nominated and elected inspector-in-chief of lighters a 180, 
cl82 
Donaboe, Richard — 

Grant pi. and Upton lane (ward 25), stable, petition a 549; 
permit 572 
Donaldson, William^ 

Warren St., between Chfford and Woodbine sta., sewer, 
petition a 334; report and order notice 341 ; hearing 352; 
order passed 376 
Donnelley, Ellen — 

6 Delle av., edgestone, sidewalk, petition a 763 



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Donnelly, Sarah et al. — 

Union av. (Jamaica Plain), alaatement of edgestone assess- 
ment, petition a 115 ; order passed 142 
Donnevan, Micbael — 

Middle st. (ward 15), stable, petition a 422; permit 487 
Doogue, William- 
Nominated and elected snperintendcnt of common and public 
grounds a 70, c 74 
Dooley, I5ridget — 

7 Fellows" pi. (ward 20), stable, petition a 159 ; permit 211 
Dooley, B. — 

68 and 97 Smith St., edgestone, sidewalks, petition a 193; 
order passed 031 
Dorchester avenue — 

Repairing: from Old Colony railroad to Dorchester St., 

petition a 89 
Petition to put in order between Savin Hill av. and Field's 

corner a 132 
Sprinlcling: petition a 132 ; order passed 212 

FroraS.B. line to Field's corner, order passed a 341 
Between Broadway and Eighth St., order passed a 486 
Crosswalks : opposite Creek et., petition a 178 

At Van Wiulcle St., petition a 0G7; report 701 
Lime-kihi : enclosure, order passed c 269, a 273 
Telegraph pole : No. 556, petition a 229 

No. 526, damages, petition a 404 
Stables : No. 636, petition a 273 ; leave to withdraw 721 
Rear Dorchester Gas Co., petition a 580; permit 592 
Near Commerce St., petition a 593; permit 668 
Near Centre St., petition a 652; permit 668 
No. 101, leave to withdraw a 721 
I'aving: between Old Colony railroad and Swett St., order 

passed a 295 
Sewer: between Park and G-ibson sts., petition a 309; report 
and order notice 341 ; hearing 352 ; order passed 376 
Between Centre st. and Centre av., order for hearing 

a 376 ; hearing 390 ; order pa.ssed 455 
Report of cost referred a 837 
Iron pipe : from Dove st., petition a 309 ; permit 341 
Old Colony Railroad station, petition, order passed a 334 
Sidewalks : No. 532, petition a 468 ; order passed 485 
Petition a 549 ; order passed 574 
No. 545-7, petition a 589 
No. 525, petition a 652 
Wooden addition to building : Nos. 18, 20, and 22, petition 

a 511 ; report c 561, 578 ; order ruled out c 598 
Wooden buildings : 

Erection near Blake St., petition a 623 
Movement from Middle St., petition a 667; permit 701 
Underground telegrapli and telephone wires, permit a 888, 
913 
Dorchester Land Co. — 

Bowdoin St., edgestone assessment a 83 
Dorcliester street — 

Steam-engine : No. 291, petition and order notice a 309; hear- 
ing 369; permit 394 
Sprinkling: near Dorchester av., petition a 404; order passed 

485 
Bridge : repairs a 558 
Dorr street — 

Crosswalks : petition a 568 

Steam-engine and boiler: near Ames St., liearing a 733; per- 
mit 777 
Dorr street (ward 15) — 

Wooden building : near Earl st., petition a 193 ; permit 255, c 257 
Doughty, Royal W. — 

Appointed public weigher a 115 
Douglas street (ward 14) — 

Stable : corner Nortli st., petition a 549; permit 587 
Douglass, Alexander — 

Appointed ijublic weiglier a 100 
Dove, John — 

Appointed fence viewer a 255, c 257 
Dove street — 

Edgestone abatement: at No. 20, petition a 209 
Sidewalk abatement : petition a 229 
Dover street — 

Edgestones : abatement a 94 

Edgestone and sidewalk : at No. 94, abatement, petition a 193 

Railroad crossing : order passed to enforce law a 573 ; referred 

c 577 ; report c 607, a 608 
Underground telegraph and telephone wires, permit a 888, 
913 
Dow, J. E.— 

Junction of Beacon st. and Brighton av., steam-engine, peti- 
tion and order notice a 517 ; hearing 549 ; permit 574 
Dow, Moses A. et (tl. — 

Clocks in Charlestown district, petition a 652 
Dowd, P. A.— 

Chelsea bridge, telegraph pole, petition a 468; orders passed 
517, 572 
Downer, Samuel et al. — 

Pleasant st. (ward 24), sprinkling, petition a 178; order 

passed 234 
Creek St., plank walks, petition a 178 
Dorchester av., opposite Creek St., crosswalk, petition a 178 



Downer avenue — 

Sewer : report of cost referred a 33 ; hearing a 178, 209 
Downer street — 

Sewer : report of cost referred a 33 
Abatements a 473, 889 
Draper, Charles E. — 

Reed's court, sewer abatement a 180 
Draper court — 

Sewer : report and order notice a 170, 197 ; order passed 210 ; 
Draper, H. T. — 

Mai^le St. (W.R.), damages to vehicle, petition a 309; leave 
to withdraw a 356, c"364 
Draper street (Dorcliester) — 

Grading: between Arcadia and Robinson sts., order passed 
a 341 
Drew, Alvin S. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Drew, George G. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Drew, Hannah H. — 

Huntington av. extension to Parker St., $6,011.40 damages, 
order passed a 808 
Drew, Joseph L. — 

Elected first assistant assessor c 111, a 116 
Driscoi, James D. — 

195 Walnut av. (ward 21), stable, petition a 20; permit 70 

197 and 201 Wahmt av., sewer, petition a 132 
Driscoll, Daniel F. — 

Appointed public weigher a 115 
Driscoll, John J., heirs of — 

137 Tudor St., sidewalk abatement a 197 
Drivers' Union Ice Co. — 

202 Rutherford av., wooden building, permit a 255, c 257 
Drury, Constant F. — 

Elected first assistant assessor o 111, a 116 
Drury place — 

Cliange of name, petition a 334 
Duane, John H. — 

Elected first assistant assessor c 111, a 116 
Duclos, E. J.— 

Appointed weiglier of coal and measurer of wood and bark 
a 209 
Duddy, John A. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Dudley, Hannah et al. — 

Closing channel of Stony brook a 108, c 817, 846 
Dudley, Henry — 

Green St., corner Elm st. (ward 23), wooden building, 
petition a 193; permit 255, c 257 

Elm St., near Green st. (ward 23), wooden addition to build- 
ing, petition a 709 ; report and order a 862, c 865, 911, a 912 
Dudley, Levi P. — 

Appointed supt. of hay-scales at Roslindale a 549 

Appointed measurer of wood and bark a 568 
Dudley, Mary — 

9 kendali St., lying-in hospital, petition a 32; permit 69 

1 Northampton pi., lying-in hospital, petition a 623; referred 
658; license 668 
Dudley, Otis B., councilman (ward 4) — 

Oaths of ofiice 1 

Elected : committee on accounts 10 

Appointed ; committee on East Boston ferries 27 ; public 
library 27 ; seventeenth June 96 
Dudley, Robert — 

Rutherford av., near Miller st. (ward 5) , stable, petition a 881 ; 
permit 916 
Dudley street — 

Siirinkling : from Brook av. to Blue Hill av., petition a 209; 
order passed 234 
Petition a 229 ; order passed 254 

Crosswalks : between Howard av. and Blue Hill av., petition 
a 369 ; order passed 519 

Paving : from Warren to Washington sts., petition a 369 

Widening : damages a 518 

Sidewalks : petition a 690 ; order passed 721 
No. 526, petition a 709 
No. 291, order passed 721 
Duffy, Robert— 

Pynchon St. corner New Heath St., steam-engine, petition 
and order notice a 373; hearing 422; permit 452 
Dugan, James H. — 

Return of money paid for license, petition c 848 
Duggan, John A. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Dunbar, Alfred— 

Faneuil Hall market, transfer stall No. 16, a 276 
Duncklee, Joshua S. — 

Nominated and elected assessor of taxes a 70, c 74 
Dundon, Michael — 

Medford st. (Charlestown), steam-engine on Kcyes wharf, 
petition and oi-der notice a 643 ; hearing 677 ; permit 701 
Dunn, Hugh — 

Appointed field-driver and pound-keeper a 255, c 257 
Dunn, Patrick — 

Appointed public weigher a 115 

Appointed inspector and weigher of bundle hay a 193 



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Dunstable street — 

Extension : damages a 862, 863 
Dui'gin, Samuel H. — • 

Appointed member of board of health a 247, o 259 
Durham street- 
Grading, etc. : petition a 733; order passed 837 
D wight, B. F. etal.— 

4 Park St., removal of tree, petition a 289; report 376 
D wight, Edmund — 

191 Marlborough St., sidewalk, petition a 803; order passed 837 
Dwyer, Michael — • 

Lee St., sewer, §17.46 abatement, order passed a 645 
Dyer, William H.— 

Monadnook st. (ward 20), stable, petition a 32; permit 56 

Eagle street — 

Edgestones : petition a 652 

Q-radiag, etc. : between Meridian and Border sts., petition a 763 
Eames, Charles E. — 

396 Hanover st., druggist's mortar, petition a 783; permit 789 
Eames, J. M. & H. B.— 

Release of land in Ashland, order passed a 663, c 671 
Earl, Amy A.— 

Commercial st. , widening, $100 damages, order passed a 837 
Earl street (ward 15) — 

Stable : leave to withdraw a 721 
Lamps : report a 890 
Earle, Amery A. — 

Commercial St., sewer abatement a 790 
East Chester park — 

Extension to Five corners (Dorchester), damages a 71 
Stone piers : under bridge oflST.Y. & N.E. R.R., order passed 

a 234 
Grading : to Five Corners (Dorchester), order passed a 234 
Land for enlargement of city hospital, order to purchase re- 
ferred c 665 
Expediency of removing iron fence, order referred a 700, 

703 
Fences from Swett st. to Boston St., plank walk, order passed 
a 722 
East Dedham street — 

Sidewalk : No. 122, petition a 593 
Steam boiler : corner Albany St., permit a 916 
East Eagle street — 

Wooden building: movement from 147 Wliite St., petition 
a 203 ; permit 234 
East Eighth street- 
Temporary occupation near G st., permit a 24 
Sidewalks : No. 312, abatement a 71 

Nos. 504-506, abatement and assessment a 83 
Corner Knowlton St., abatement and assessment a 94 
Between H and I sts., petition a 352; order passed 376 
Stable : between Nos. 267 and 273, replacing, petition a 229 
Edgestones, sidewalks : between M and N sts., petition a 483 
East Fifth street- 
Claims : personal injuries a 132, 313, c 322 
Steam-engine: at No 802, petition and order notice a 195; 

heai-ing247; permit 277 
Sidewalks : No. 561, petition a 209; order passed 234 
No. 818, petition a 247; order passed 276 
No. 551, pelition a 303; order passed 342 
East First street (ward 14) — 

Wooden building: movement to P St., near East Third st., 

petition a 100 ; permit 142 
Wooden buildings, near H St., permit a 255, c 257 
Near L St., petition a 289 ; jjermit a 314, c 322 
East Fourth street — 

Sidewalks : No. 626, petition a 468; order passed 485 
No. 630-632, petition a 608 
No. 619, petition a 639 
East Lenox street — 

Lamps: petition a 247 

Edgestones : petition a 733 ; order passed 775 
East Newton street- 
Fire department repair shop : report c 131 ; remonstrance 
referred a 132; indefinite postponement a 213; report 
a 230, c 238 
Underground telegraph and telephone wires : permit a 888, 913 
East Ninth street — 

Grading, edgestones, sidewalks : petition a 468 
East Second street — 

Wooden building: erection at No. 520, petition c 192; permit 

a 255, c 257 
Sidewalks : No. 443, petition a 369; order passed 395 
East Seventh street — 

Edgestones, sidewalks : Nos. 711-713, petition a 229; order 
passed 254 
Nos. 707-709, petition a 352; order passed 376 
Movement of wooden building: to O St., near P St., permit 

a 276 
Sidewalks : No. 656, petition a 667 
East Sixth street^ 

Stable: rear No. 562; petition a 483 ; permit 557 
Wooden buildings: movement from Gates St., near East 
Eighth St., petition a 549; permit 574 
Near N st., erection, ijetition a 608 



East Springfield street — 

Telephone posts : petition a 334 ; remonstrance referred a 395 
Land for enlargement of city hosijital, order referred c 665 
East street — 

Paving : petition a 549 
East Third street — 

Edgestones, sidewalk: No. 803, petition a 549; order passed 
574 
Easterbrook, Samuel H.— 

Appointed constable a 763 
Eastern Junction, Broad Sound Pier, and Point Shirley Railroad 
Co.— 
Land for road bed, petition a 51 ; report, orders passed a 
197, 209, e218, a 811, c 818 
Eastern Railroad Co. — 

Orleans St., rear Everett st. (ward 2), wooden addition to 

building, petition a 289; permit 314, c 322 
]\Iarginal St., near Orleans St., ward 2, and Rutherford av. 
opposite Winchester st., ward 5, wooden buildings, 
erection, petition a 589 
Causeway St., crosswalk, petition a 593; report 631 
Prison point flats — see Health 
Marginal St., rear, near Orleans st. (ward 2), wooden addition 

to building, petition a 783 
Rutherford av., opposite Winchester st. (ward 5), wooden 

building, erection, petition a 803 
Austin St. (Charlestown) relocation of tracks, petition a 836; 
report, order passed 864 
Eastman, Edmund T. — 

Elected representative a 747 
Eaton, Jasper H.— 

Appointed inspector of bundle hay a 115 
Eaton, Joseph H.— 

Appointed weigher of coal a 193 
Eaton, William T.— 

M st , between Second and Third sts., sewer, petition a 803 
Ebert, Leonard— 

155 Havre St., sidewalk, petition a 511 ; order passed 558 
Eddy, Darius — 

Release and modification of conditions in deed a 342, c 343 
Parkman St., edgestones, petition a 422 ; order passed 456 
Eddy, Lewis — 

Parkman St., edgestones, petition a 422; order passed 456 
Eddy, Rebecca — 

Parkman St., edgestones, petition a 422; order passed 456 
Eddy, Robert H.— 

Harrison av., extension to Bedford st., $8,600 damages, order 
passed a 591 
Eddy, Sherman & Co. — 

31-33 South St., steam-engine, petition and order notice a 69; 
hearing 100 ; permit 120 
Eddy, Sherman & Co. et al.— 

South St., petition to put in order a 159 
Eddy, Otis, councilman (ward 24) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed : committee on printing 27 ; fourth July 259 
Edinboro' street — 

Claims : personal injuries, petition a 20, c 25 
Edgerly, James W. — 

16 and 18 I st., sidewalk, petition a 709 
Edgerly, Sophronia — 

409-415 West Third St., sidewalks, petition a 763 
Edmunds, Coulson & Co. — 

River st., near Cedar st. (ward 24), wooden addition to build- 
ing, petition a 763, 855 
Edwards, F. D. — 

Bremen St., corner Putnam st. (wai-d 1), wooden buildings, 
erection, petition a 608, leave to withdraw c 637, a 643 
Edwards, Jacob et al. — 

Virginia st., grading, etc., petition a 652 
Virginia St., plank walk, petition a 652 
Eighth street — 

Sidewalks: at No. 230, abatement, petition a 115; order 
passed 142 
No. 550-554, petition a 667 
Stables: No. 271, petition a 229; permit 276; petition 309; 
permit 358 
No. 869, petition a 593; permit 645 
Ekholm, Carl — 

197 Paris st., edgestone, sidewalk, petition a 178; order 
passed 394 
Eidon street — 

Grading, etc. : x'etition a 100 
Eldredge, James T. et al. — 

Crawford st., petition to put in order a 51 
Elections — 

Standing committee of common council 5, 7 
Ward 13, a petition of Martin T. Folan for seat of Joseph B. 
Gomez referred 6; report 207; resolve passed 219 ; quali- 
fied 238 
Ward 19, petition of Christopher J. Spenceley for seat of 
Jeremiah J. McNamara referred 6; reports 47; leave to 
withdraw 62 
Ward 13, precinct 3, special investigating committee a 15; 
order and resolve requesting joint action jiassed c 19 ; 
concurrence a 20 ; report a 168, c 175 



INDEX TO PEOCEEDIJSTGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



XXVII 



Ward 2, vacancy, committee on returns of votes a 24; report 

C. V. Dolierty elected a 30 
Recounting of ballots — see Legislative matters 
Recount of vote? at municipal election, petition, laid on table 
a 39 ; referred 84 ; ovder passed to obtain opinion of city 
solicitor a 42 ; reply rec[uested 71; petition of Wm. Frost, 
laid on table a 51; special committee 71; order relating 
to ballots for aldermen in precinct 3 of ward 13 passed 71 ; 
city solicitor's opinion, referred 83; reports, assigned 134; 
resolve passed declaring William Frost entitled to seat of 
James J. Flynn 160 
Dates of municipal elections, order to petition referred c 50; 

indefinitely postponed a 52 
Petition of Benjamin F. Antbony for recount of votes, laid 
on table a 137 ; request for opinion of city solicitor 139 ; 
opinion 100; petition referred 213 ; report 338 
New elections in case of doubtful returns — see Legislative 

matters 
Tampering witli ballots at City Hall, resolve referred a 236 
Ballot boxes, communication from mayor referred a 353; 
petitions referred a 353, 434 ; report a 486 ; bearing, re- 
solve and order passed a 511 ; report, order passed a 702 ; 
petition referred a 702; report, rules adojited a 809 
"Vacancy in ward 10, notice e 402, a 405 
Ward 10, precinct 1, polling-place a 574 

Election to till vacancy, order passed a 574; returns, 
order passed a 593 
Polling-places, order passed to report list a 574; report, oi'der 

Ijassed a Gi5 
Compilation of election laws, order passed o 606, a 608 
Klection otlicers appointed, a 624, 639, 652, 662, 677, 696, 815, 

836 
Pay of election officers, order passed a 669 
Deputy inspector removed a 836 

State election : orders for issue of warrants and close of regis- 
tration passed a 669 
Returns, committee appointed a 720; reports 745, 747 
Special election in ward 4, warrants issued a 700; report 747 
Municipal election: orders for issue of warrants, method of 
voting and close of registrations passed a 7S2 
City employes allowed time to vote c 801, a 803 
Returns : opening council chamber c 801 

Committee aijpointed a 842; reports a 863, 890 
Compensation to clerks a 890, c 895 
Method of counting ballots, order referred to next board of 

aldermen a 894 
liegistrars of Voters — 

Liverus E. Pearson appointed registrar of voters a 82 
Jury list — see County of Suffolk 
Electric Liglits — see Lamps 
Elevated railroads — see Legislative matters 
Eliot, N. G.— 

Fairland St., edgestones, sidewalks, petition a 568; order 
passed 591 
Eliot square — 

Sprinkling : petition a 193 ; order passed 212 
Eliot street^ 

Lantern : at No. 20, permit a 84 

Paving: between Columbus av. and Pleasant St., petition 

a 709 
Electric lights : corner Washington st., a 862 
Underground telegraph and telephone wires : permit a 888, 
913 
Eliott, Thomas J.— 

Appointed measurer of wood and bark a 115 
Ellery street — 

Grade damages : No. 37, petition a 404; leave to withdraw 837 

Order passed a 917 
Wooden building : addition, petition a 763 
Elliott, Thomas J., trustee — 

7 and 9 Brighton st. (Charlestown), edgestones, sidewalks, 
petition a 568 ; order passed 591 
Elliott, William E.— 

215 Fifth St. (S.B.), steam-engine: petition and order notice 
a 557; hearing 569; permit 587 
Elliott, WiUiam O.— 

Appointed assistant sup't of Federal-st. bi'idge a 786 
Ellis Brothers et al. — 

Merchants' row, corner Chatham st., crosswalk, ijetition a369 ; 
report 394 
Ellis, Rev. Rufus— 

Chaplain at organization of city government 1 
Prayer 1 
ElUs, Williai-n J.— 

Elected first assistant assessor c 111, a 116 
Elm street — 

Flag: corner Washington st., petition a 449; leave to with- 
draw 591 
Elm street (ward 23)— 

Wooden buildings : movement to rear Walker St., near Caro- 
liua av., petition a 178 ; permit 197 
Addition, near Green st., petition a 709 ; report and order 
a 862, c 865,911, a 912 
Elmore street — 

Sewers : report of cost referred a 20 
Abatements a 170 



Grading, etc. : petition a 159 
Lamps : petition a 468 ; reports 890 
Elms, Joseph D. et al. — 

Norfolk St., extension of repairing to Madison St., petition 
a 334 
Emerson, George — 

707-709 East Seventh St., edgestone, sidewalk, petition a 352 ; 
order passed 376 
Emery, Thomas J., councilman (ward 18) — 
Oaths of office 1 
Appointed: committee on public instruction 27 ; inspector of 

vinegar 547 
Remarks : 

Homoeopathic hospital 225 
Prince school-house yard 239, 263 
Pay of laborers, etc. 285 
Salaries of city officers 524, 754 
Thanks to president /;ro tcm. 547 
City solicitor 704 
Orchard park 727 
Personal exi^lanation 731 
Grammar school-house, Kenilworth St., 865 
Investigation of police commissioners 907 
Endicott street- 
Telephone poles : between Cross and Causeway sis., petition 
a 68 ; permit 143 
Enfield street — ■ 

Sewers : report of cost referred a 52 

Extension to Hazel st., report and order notice a 412; 
hearing 422 ; order passed 488 ; report of cost referred 
837 
Abatements a 412 
Grading: damages a 132 

Order passed a 276 
Stable: petition a 449; permit 572 
Edgestones : petition a 589 ; order passed 617 
Corner Hazel St., petition a 652 
Engineer, cilj', department of — 

Joint standing committee a 12, c 27 

Purchase of supplies, etc. authorized a 39, c 43 

Henry M. Wightman nominated and elected city engineer 

a 70, c 74 
Annual report a 133 

Communication on public-garden pond a 709 
Essex street — 

Pay for land taken, petitions a 32, 209 

Tunnel : near South St., joetition a 115; permit 142 

Widening : damages a 120, 518, 591 

Extension : damages a 294, 315, 573, 669 

Gi-ading, paving: from South to Federal st.; order passed 

a 295 
Edgestones : between South and Federal sts. ; order passed 

a 295 
Steam-engines: No. 73, petition and order notice a 429; 
hearing 483 ; permit 518 
No. 75, petition a 452; permit 473 
Sewer : report of cost referred a 837 
Abatements a 889 
Essex street (Charlestown) — 

Tree : No. 14, removal, report a 809 
Eustia street — 

Sewer : report of cost referred a 14, 20 

Druggist's mortar: corner Dearborn St., petition a 549; per- 
mit 573 
Eutaw street. — 

Trees : No. 116, removal, petition a 404; report 631 
Evans, Emma S. — 

Rear 562 East Sixth st. (ward 14), stable, petition a 483; 
permit 557 
Evans, Ransom F. — 

Faneuil Hall market, transfer of stall 88 and 90 with cellar, a 34 
Evans street (ward •-'4) — 

Sewer : corner Thetford av., petition a 608 
Lamps : report a 890, 915 
Evans, William, devisees — 

Land for enlargement of city hospital, order to purchase 
referred c 665 
Evans, W. J. R.— 

Elected director of public institutions c 279, a 293, c 300 
Evans, W. J. R. et al. — 

Utica St., between Kneeland and Harvard sts., sidewalks, 
paving, petition a 709 
Everett street — 

Sidewalk : at No. 228, abatement, petition a 159, order passed 
254 
Everett street (Brighton) — 

Wooden buildings : erection, opposite Pleasant St., petition a 
667 ; report and order a 862, c 865, 911, a 912 
Everett street (ward 2) — 

Wooden building:, movement to Bremen, near Brooks st. 

(ward 1), petition a 32; permit 71 
Lamps: petition a 589 ; report 890 
Everett st. (ward 2i) — 

Crosswalk : petition a 667 ; report 701 
Everett street (Jamaica Plain) — 

Hitching post : corner Gordon St., petition a 369 



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INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COITNCIL. 



Everett, town of— 

Bouadary lines a 255 
Exchange place — 

Steam boiler: jSTo. 7, petition and order notice a 337; permit 
373 
Exeter street (ward 11)— 

Stable: corner Commonwealth av., petition a 422; permit 

487 
Telephone poles : between Beacon st. and Huntington av., 
petition a 549, 608 ; permit 917 

F street— 

Claims : personal injuries a 82, 83, c 86 

Macadamizing: between West Fifth and West Sixth sts., 

petition a 649 ; report 617 
Crosswalk : at Bowker St., petition a 549 ; report 617 
Fairbain, Andrew S. — 

Compensation for injuries received in conveying person to 
station house, petition a 51, c 58 
Fairfield & G-ertz — 

474 Tremont st., steam-engine, petition and order notice 
a 160 ; hearing 209 ; permit 231 
Fairfield street — 

Sewers : petition a 83 ; report and order notice 294 ; liearing 309 ; 
order passed 341 ; report of cost referred 855 
Abatements a 889 

Extension, agreement witli Boston & Albany Il.R. Cor- 
poration a 341, c .343 
Petition to put in order between Newbury and Boylston sts. 
a 159 
Fairland street — 

Edgestones, sidewalks : petition a 668; order passed 591 
Falcon street (ward 1) — 

Stables : near Brooks st. a 12, 34 

Petition a SSI ; permit 916 
Grading, etc. : petition a 422 ; order passed 617 
Fabnouth street- 
Sewers ; between Camden st. and West Chester park, report 
and order for hearing a 488; hearing 511; order 
passed 567 
FromDalton st,, report and order for hearing a 488; hear- 
ing 611 ; order passed 557 
Faneuil Hall — see Buildings 
Faneuil street (Brighton) — 

Crossing: at Bigelow St., petition a 468; report 485 
Farlow, W. G.— 

Letter on fresli-water sponge, a 771 
Farr, George W. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Farrar, Ohlothilda. — 

Pay due late Otis C. Farrar, order passed a 838, c 844, 910 
Farrar, Daniel. — 

83 Hampden St., steam-engine, permit a 721; hearing 783; 
permit 838 
Farrar, Matilda. — 

Pay due late Otis C. Farrar, order passed a 700, c 703; order 
rescinded, a 838, c 844 
Farrell, Fergus. — 

Byron St., stable, petition a 608; permit 629 
Farwell Brothers. — 

Dorr St., near Ames st., steam-engine and boiler, hearing 
a 733 ; permit 777 
Farwell, Frank E. et al.— 

Dorchester av., from Old Colony railroad to Dorchester st., 
repairing, petition a 89 
Farwell, Frank F., councilman (ward 16) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed : committee on health 27 ; improved sewerage 27 
Fast day — 

Holiday for employes, order passed c 192; indefinitely post- 
poned a 195 
Faunce, George B. — 

Dudley St., widening, $200 damages, order passed a 518 
Favor, Z. T. & Co.— 

Hampton House, Haymarket sq., electric light, petition a 404; 
permit 428 
Fay, Peter.— 

173 Cabot St., sidewalk, petition a 667 ; order passed 701 
Fay, Thomas, jr. — 

Elected representative a 747 
Federal street — 

Crosswalks: at N.Y. & N.E. R.R. station, petition a 178; 

permit 234; at Summer St., petition a 193; report 295 
Underground telegraph and telephone wires : permit a 888, 
913 
Fee, Thomas, jr. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Feeley, James — 

Commercial court, grade damages, petition a 68 
Feeney, Edward — 

Greenwich i)l., sewer assessment a 180 
Felch, George M. — 

Appointed oiiicer to make complaint in cases of violation of 

ordinances a 100, 677 
Appointed truant oiiicer a 100 
Appointed constable a 100, 689, 630 



Felch, Hiram E. — 

Elected first assistant assessor c 111, a 116 
Corner Howard and Somerset sts., electric light, petition 
a 568 ; permit 587, 862 
Fellows place (ward 20) — 

Stable : at No. 7, petition a 159, permit 211 
Fence viewers, etc. — 

Committee to select candidates a 197 
Appointments a 265, c 257 
Fenderson, John — 

Appointed public weigher a 116 
Fenno, Isaac et al. — 

Bucua Vista av., lamps, petition a 709; report 915 
Warren St., at Buena Vista av., crosswalk, petition a 709 
Ferdinand, Frank— 

8 Jess St., cdgestone abatement a 473 
Ferdinand street — 

Lying-in hospital : No. 4, petition a 449 : license granted 490 
Bridge : repairs a 558 
Ferguson, James et al. — 

267-273 East Eighth st., replacing stable, petition a 229 
Fernald, Eli et al.— 

Francis st., plank walk, petition a 404 
Fernald, Oliver G. — 

Elected representative a 747 
Ferries — 

Joint standing committee a 12, c 27 

Directors nominated and elected a 34, c 44, a 120, c 122, a 132, 

c 144, a 160, c 174 
Claims: personal injuries, a 100, 115, c 176, 329, a 335, 517, 

c 521, a 733 
Organization of directors a 293 

Pay of employes, order referred c 306; report, order passed 
c 402, 419, 440; non-concurrence a 449; adherence e 467; 
laid on table a 470, 814 ; referred a 8:38 ; report a 855 
Tolls and i^assenger tickets, order referred c 349 
Fourth of July, free ferries c 446, a 455, c 460 
Licrcase of facilities for travel, order of Inquiry referred c 605 
Tolls for teams, order referred a 700 ; report, order passed 

a 775 
Removal of gates, order referred e 762 

Pay due deceased employes, orders passed a 837, c 844, 898 
Resignation of director a 881, c 895 
Ferry street — 

Paving : petition a 309 
Ferrin street — 

Crosswalk : at Bates st., petition a 090; report 721 
Fiedler, Moeldenei &Co. et al. — 

L.amartine st., grading, macadamizing, petition a 51; order 

passed 485 
Gilbert, HolTman and Roy sts., grading, petition a 51 
Lamartine, Roys and Gilbert sts., edgestones, sidewalks, 
petition a 549 
Field-drivers and pound-keepers — 

Appointments a 255, c 257, a 658, c 663 
Field, Henry— 

Park St., sewer, $21.76 abatement, order passed 659. 
Field, James B. — 

Willow court, lamps, report a 890 
Field, R. M.— 

Boston Museum, license granted a 573 
Field's Corner — 

Passenger wagon to Xeponset : license a 590 
Fifth street — 

Sewer : report of cost referred a 14 

Corner O St., primary school-house site, order passed for 

payment a 72, c 74, 86 
Steam-engine: No. 215, petition and order notice a 557; 

hearing 569 ; permit 587 
Stable : near I st., petition a 589 ; permit 616 
Finance — 

Joint standing committee c 4, 8, 28 ; organized a 33 
Finn, John D.— 

Brooks St., near Bremen st. (ward 1), wooden addition to 
building, petition a 549 ; report c 561, 678 ; order ruled out 
c 598 
Finn, Michael — 

Appointed public weigher a 115 
Fire department — 

Joint standing committee a 12, c 37 
Ice in South bay channel — see Harbor 

Report of fires and alarms for Dec. a 34; Feb. c 108, 166; 
April a 311 ; May a 424 ; June a 471 ; July a 571 ; Sept. 
643, 667; Oct. 764; Nov. 837 
Telegrapli wires — see Telejihoue 
Topic in mayor's address referred o 80, a 82 
Proposed new fire-boat, reference a 84, c 86; report inexpedi- 
ent accepted a 139, c 144; order referred te next city 
government a 811 ; c 817 
Albany-st. fires, $300 reward oftered c 88, a 89 
Fire-alarm whistle in East Boston, order referred o 99, a 100; 

report c 245, a 254 
Repair shop, selection of location referred c 113, a 117 ; re- 
port, order passed c 131; order laid on table, remon- 
strance referred a 132 ; indefinitely postponed a 213 ; re- 
port a 230, e 238 ; order passed c 270, a 273 



INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF OITT COUNCIL. 



XXIX 



Safeguards against fire, ordinance passed a 133; referred 
c 144; report, ordinance passed c 208, a 210 

Edward A. White appointed fire commissioner a 103, c 198 

Engine No. 12, removal, remonstrance a 159 ; report called 
for 131, a 156; report, assigned o 245; amendment 
assigned c 267 ; order indefinitely postponed c 280 

Fire-bell at Grand Junction wliarves ; order referred c 270, 
a 273; notice of call for report c 385; report inexpe- 
dient c 442, a 449 

Destruction of sugar baskets: order passed a 274; laid on 
table c 278; indefinitely postponed c 403 

Proposed abolition of fire commission— see Commissions 

Fire-alarm system, expediency of substituting still alarms, 
c 286, a 293; reconsideration c 303; refused c G06, a 008; 
rei^ort inexpedient, accepted c 637 a C43 

Combustible structure, petition of Boston Manufacturers' 
Mutual Ins. Co., a 239; report, order passed a 342, c 343 

New engine-house on Back Bay district, petition of commis- 
sioners a 289 ; reports referred a 630, 668 ; report, orders 
passed a 745; assigned c 748; passed c 798; deed of land, 
order passed a 890, c 896 

Roxbury Carpet Co., connection of factory buildings with 
fire-alarm telegraph, petition a 334 

Converting call into permanent companies, commissioners 
requested to consider expediency c 351, a 352; report c 380; 
referred c 441 ; report c 910, a 913 

Storage of gunpowder in tenement houses : order passed c 335 

Fire limits (ward 22) — see Buildings 

Vacancies in call companies: order referred c 421; report, 
order assigned o 689 ; ijassed c 728, a 736 

Annual report a 424 

Petition of widow of deceased employe c 366, 545 

Ordinance to amend ordinance concerning fire department, 
referred c 510 ; report c 546 ; ordinance passed c 597 ; a 608 

Explosive compounds : ordinance referred c 510; report c 547 ; 
ordinance passed c 597, a 608 

Death of hoseman Tobey, communication from commis- 
sioners, orders and report referred c 559 ; report, orders 
assigned c 638 ; passed c 725, a 730, 764, c 792 

East St., paving, petition of fire commissioners, a 549 

Storage for fire department, report a 630 

Chemical engine for Highland district, commissioners re- 
quested to consider and report expediency o 050, a 653 

Clocks in Charlestown district, petition a 652 

Steam fire-engine in ward 4, petition a 667; report referred 
c910 

Relief of disabled firemen, order referred o 762 

Wm. J. Daly, injuries, order referred c 801, 848; report c 910, 
a 913 

Inspection of theatres— see Tlieatres 

Telegraph poles cut down, communication from fire com- 
missioners- a 912 
First church in Roxbury — 

Report of record commissioners 58 
First cliurcli in Charlestown — 

Records of, gift to city c 58, a 68 
First street — 

Sprinkling: between B and E sts., petition a 247; .order 
passed 276 

Crossing: at C st., order passed a 295; petition 309; order 
passed 341 

Empty sugar baskets : order indefinitely postponed c 403 

Sewer: between O and P sts., petition a 483; report and 
order for hearing 518 ; hearing 549 ; order passed 557 : re- 
port of cost referred 855 

Petition to put in order a 483 

Bteam-cngiites : near Dorchester st., petition and order notice 
a 557 ; hearing 569 ; permit 574 
Corner O st. , petition and order notice a 580 ; hearing 608 ; 
permit 631 

Stable : foot of F St., petition a 709; permit 745 

Tracks: Union Freight R.R. Co., petition a 68; report and 
order notice 617; hearing 652; remonstrance and petitions 
in aid 803 

N.Y. & N.E. R.R. Co., petition a 82; report and order 
notice 701; hearing 763; remonstrance and petitions in 
aid 803 
Fisher, Frederick W.— 

235 Pleasant St., lantern, petition a 20; permit 84 
Fisk, Jolm, heirs of — 

Harrison av. extension to Bedford St., $17,850 damages, order 
passed a 630 
Fisk, William C, councilman (ward 20) — 

Oaths of office 1 

Appointed : committee on public institutions 27 ; fourth of 
July 259; commissions 301; Arnold arboretum 466; 
salaryjconference 635 

Remarks ; 

Transfer of Engine 12, etc. 282 
Fitcbburg Railroad Co. — 

Elevation of tracks in Charlestown, special committee to 
confer with railroad commissioners a 254; report, order 
passed a 288; report in print authorized a 363; report 
a 373 

Driveways from Warren bridge, petition a 568; permit a 593 

Austin St. (Charlestown) track, petition a 855 



Fitzgerald, John B. et al. — 

Billerica st., paving, petition a 549 ; order passed 574 
Fitzgibbon, Michael — 

Princeton st. (E.B.), personal injuries, petition c 79; leave to 

withdraw c 349, a 352 
Fitzpatrick, John B., councilman (ward 8) — ■ 
Oaths of office 1 
Appointed: committee on engineer's department 27; survey 

and inspection of buildings 27 ; Stony brook 27 ; fourth 

of July 259 ; hospitalities to representatives of France and 

Germany 671 
Remarks : 

Publication of names of jurors 28 

Invitation to public meeting relating to Irisli affairs 75 

Representation in the council from ward 22, 108 

Marcella-st. Home 154 

Steamer Parisian 155 

Dorchester bay tunnel 176 

Petition of John Reardon 187 

Homoeopathic hospital 227 

Prince scliool-house yard 239 

Grand Junction wharves 241 

Pay of laborers, etc. 265, 266, 284 

Pay of regular reporters 268 

Confirmation of water commissioner 271 

Directors for public institutions 279 

Transfer of Engine 12, etc. 282 

Fourth of July 300 

Removal offences from public squares 326 

Vacation for mech.anics, laborers, etc. 330 

Investigation of police commissioners 331, 875, 906 

Permits for wooden buildings in ward 22, 151 

Music-stand on common 398, 403 

Auditor of accounts 420 

Public parks 466 

Salaries of city officers 531, 601 

Change of seats in council chamber 560 

New public library building 560 

Permits for wooden buildings 561, 728 

Inspection of provisions 578 

Arnold arboretum 072, 793 

Care of plants in winter 687 

Dean school-house 758 

Allowing city employes time to vote 801 

Christmas holiday 817 

Additional appropriation for public buildings 874 
Fitzpatrick, John B — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Fitzsimmins, James A. et al. — 

Dana place, lamps, petition a 690; report 890 
Fletcher, William — 

Fitehburg railroad station to steamboat wharves, passenger 

wagon, petition a 115 ; license 211 
Flusk, Michael C— 

Appointed public weigher a 115 
Fljam, James Jt)seph, alderman — 
Oaths of office 1 
Appointed: committee on armories 12; paving 12; streets 

(joint) 12; streets (of board of aldermen) 12; election in 

ward 13, precinct 3, 15; East Boston ferries 12; health 

12; printing 12; salaries 12; testimonial to city of New 

Orleans 68 
Election contested — see Elections 
Seat declared vacant 160 
Remarks : 

Ice in South bay channel 21 

Joint rules and orders 22 

Nomcnclattire of streets 22 

Coasting on common 31, 38 

Dinners of laborers on unproved sewerage 69, 84 

Vacation for clerls: of committees 71 

Contested election case 71, 84 

Commercial-st. extension 85 

Petition of Benjamin F. Anthony 138, 160 

Steamer Parisian 159 
Flynn, James -J. — 

Gold St., between C and D sts., edgestones, sidewalks, peti- 
tion a 593 
Gold St., between and D sts., sewer, petition a 593; report 

and order notice 659 ; hearing 667 ; order passed 681 
Flynn, Mary — 

Corner C and Tudor sts., edgestones, sidewalks, petition 

a 652 
Flynn, John J. et al., employes of Mt. Hope cemetery — 

Increase of wages, petition c 420 
Flynn, Mary— 

443 East Second St., sidewalk, petition a 369; order passed 395 
Flynn, Michael J. — ■ 

Minot St., personal injuries, petition a 309; leave to withdraw 

a 356, c 364 
Flynn, Thomas — 

Appointed iu.spector of petroleum and coal oils a 115 
Folan, Martin T., councilman (ward 13) — 

Petition for seat of Joseph B. Gomez referred 6; report 207; 

resolve passed 219 ; qualified and seated 238 
Badge, order passed 246 



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INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Appointed : cominittee on public library 270 ; salary confer- 
ence 635 
Remarks : 

Pay of laborers 284, 401, 419 
Vacation for mechanics, laborers, etc. 330 
Summer concerts 510 
Salaries of city officers 530, 707, 753 
Pay of health employes 731 
Public parks 831 
Foley, Hugh- 
Appointed assistant supt. of Congress-st. bridge a 786 
Folger, Thomas — 

Appointed constable a 589, G30 
Folsom, A. A. et al. — 

Eliot St., between Columbus av. and Pleasant St., paving, 
petition a 709 
Forbes, William H.— 

Appointed public weigher a 115 
Ford, William H., councilman (ward 17) — 
Oaths of office 1 
Appointed : committee on Marcella-st. Homo inquiry 154 ; 

charges against city treasurer 604 
Remarks : 

Pay of laborers 264 
Pay of regular reporters 268 
Salaries of city officers 522, 601 
Forest Garden— 

Entertainments : William Austin, petition a' 289 ; license 313 
Forest Hills- 
Coaches : from Grove Hall, license a 211 
Forest Hill street — • 

Sewer : report of cost referred a 14 
Stable : near Glen road, petition a 229 ; permit 255 
Trees : removal, petition a 289 ; permit 376 
Wooden building : petition a 309 ; permit a 395, c 397 
Forrest, Mrs. Sarah A. — 

Pay due deceased husband a 275, c 278 
Forrestall, J. F.— 

Corner Dearborn and Eustis sts., druggist's mortar, petition 
a 549 ; permit 573 
Forristall, Henry M. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Fort avenue- 
Grade damages : order passed a 394 
Fort, William A.— 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Fortune, Caroline E. — 

Seventh St., personal injuries, petition a 89; leave to withdraw 
a 197, c 198 
Foss, Elijah D.— 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Foss street (Charlestown) — 

Telephone jioles : petition a 733; permit 775 
Foster, C. C— 

Allston station, rear Cambridge st. (ward 25), steam-engine, 
petition and order notice a 83 ; hearing 115 ; permit 139 
Foster court- 
Grade damages : petition a 229 
Foster, Dwight, Gilman Collamore, and G. F. Richardson, 
trustees — 
Huntington av., extension from Camden to Parker sts., 
$7497.70 damages a 488 
Foster, George E. et al. — 

Walnut av., between Egleston sq. and Warren st., sprinkling, 
petition a 209 ; order passed 234 
Foster, Lucretia — 

Pay due late David M. Foster for service in Police depart- 
ment, order passed a 680, c 683 
Foster place— 

Grade damages : a 855 
Foster street — 

Sewers : report of cost referred a 20 

Abatements a 789 
Grade damages : petition a 229 
Fottler, Jacob — 

Walnut St., corner Glen road (ward 25) , stable, petition a 639 ; 
permit 658 
Foundry avenue (ward 13) — 

Lamp : petition a 22D ; report 890 
Foundry street — 

Court in rear, lamp, petition a 32; report 890 
Stable : near Fourth St., petition a 89; permit 140 
Old Colony Railroad Co., notice of land taken for station a 356 
Fourth street — 

Claims: pei'sonal injuries a 89, 197, c 198 
Sewer: between P and Q sts., petition a 100; report and or- 
der notice 170; hearing 178; order passed 197; report of 
cost referred 837 
Stone flagging: petition a 369; report 455 
Druggist's mortar: No. 179, petition a 390; permit 412 
Sprinkling: between H and K sts., petition a 490 
Edgestones, gutters: between P and Q sts., order passed 
a 558 
Fowle, George W., trustee — 

Danforth st. (W.R.), sewer, petition a 593; report and order 
notice 681; hearing 690; order passed 775 



Fowle, George W., et al. — 

Danforth St., grading, petition a 623 
Fowler, E. T. & Co.— 

73 Essex St., steam-engine, petition and order notice a 429; 
hearing 483 ; permit 518 
Fox, Charles B.— 

Fuller St., near Milton av. (ward 24), stable, petition a 209; 
permit 237 
Fox, George G. — 

Lyndest. (ward 5), near Washington St., stable, petition a 677; 
permit 721 
Fox, Joseph H. S.— 

Union av. (wai-d 23), grade damages, petition a 247; order 
passed 837 
Foxwoll, Benjamin — 

661 and 663 Parker St., edgestone, sidewalk, petition a 474; 
order passed 485 
Francis, Charles H. — 

Treraont st. corner Winter St., personal injuries, petition 
a 178 
Francis street — 

Plank walk : petition a 404 
Franey, Ellen — 

156 Havre St., sidewalk, petition a 639 
Franey, John J. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Franklin fund- 
Committee to examine treasurer's accounts a 15 ; report a 2 
Franklin street — 

Steam-engines : No. 222, order notice a 273; hearing 334; per- 
mit 373 
No. 295, petition and order notice a 736; hearing 803; 
permit 838 
Underground telephone wires : petition a 733 
Franklin street (Brighton) — 

Sidewalk abatement : petition a 209 
Sewer : petition a 334 
Freeland, Charles W. — 

279 and 281 Beacon St., sidewalks, petition a 677 ; order passed 
701 
Freeman, James G., councilman (ward 10)^ 
Oaths of office 1 

Elected : committee on accounts 10, chairman 14 
Appointed: committee on public lands 27; public parks 27; 
amendment of building law 28; fourth of July 259; Ar- 
nold arboretum 673 
Remarks : 

Extension of Harrison avenue and D street 112 
Joint orders, ordinances and licenses 122 
Sympathy for Ireland 127 
Extension of Harrison av. and D street 128 
Steamer Parisian 155 
Horaoiopathic hcspital 204, 227 
Grand Junction whai-ves 242 
Pay of laborers 265 
Fire department repair-shop 270 
Transfer of Engine 12, etc. 280 
Commonwealth av. fences 287, 307, 325 
Fixing hour for adjournment 305 
Broadway extension 327 

Removal of fences from public squares 307, 325 
Vacation of mechanics, laborers, etc. 330 
Investigation of police commissioners 332, 875 
Broadway bridge 351 

Permits for wooden buildings in ward 22, 351, 416 
Brighton poor farm 384 
Restrictions on public lands sold 385 
Public parks 445, 462, 723, 828 
Requesting return of order relating to parks 481 
Salaries of city officers 528, 755 
Arnold arboretum 798, 852, 868 
City Point park 867 
Charles-river embankment 870 
Muddy-river improveiuent 871 
Extrahigh-service water supply 898 
Freeman, Michael, jr. — 

Fort av. and Highland-park St., $1200 grade damages, order 
passed a 394 
French, Abram — 

Hazel St., edgestones, petition a 589; order passed 617 
French, Alfonzo et al. — 

Lucas St., lamp, petition a 580 ; leave to withdraw 916 
French, J. F.— 

62 Bremen st. (ward 2), stable, petition a 803; leave to with- 
draw 916 
French, Jonathan — 

Wyoming St., lamps, report a 890 
Friend street — 

Paving: between Hanover st. and Dock sq., petition a 178 
Frink, Alden— 

19 Wilmont St., edgestone, sidewalk, petition a 309 ; order 
passed 342 
Frohock, Horatio E. — 

Appointed inspector of bundle hay a 115 
Frohock, J. & Co. — 

Damages, petition c 46, a 52, leave to withdraw c 176, a 179 



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Frost, William, aldonnan — 

Contested election, petition, laid on table a 51; special com- 
mittee 71 ; resolve passed entitlinij to seat of alderman 
Flynn IGO ; [see also Elections] 
Qualitied 178 

Appointed: committees on streets, health, salaries, 178; 
Marcclla-st. Home inqniryl79; East Boston ferries 193; 
fourth July 274; salary conference Oil; election returns 
843 
Remarks : 

Salaries of city officers 251, 313, 433, 491, 893 
Recount of votes for aldermen 338 
Stable on Curve st. 378 
Stable on K st. 393 
Old state house 422, 580 

Erection of bridges by Boston Sugar Refinery Co. 450 
Extension of Harrison av. 457 
Pay of laborers 615 
Constables' bonds 644 

Steady work and full time for laborers 655 
City solicitor 679 
. Corliss engine controversy 694 
l^e.vf bridge to Charlestown 699 
Limiting municipal expenditures 700 
Public parks 713, 765 
Impurity of water supply 741 
Obstruction of Water st. by wagons 808 
Muddy-river improvement 810 
Pay of ferry employes 841 
Abolition of commissions 860 
Election returns 864 
Brush electric light 883 
Recount of aldermanic vote 918 
Frost, Henry W. B.— 

Faneuil Hall market, excavating opposite cellar No. 1, peti- 
tion a 334; report referred 357 ; order passed 376 
Frost, Jno. H. — 

Washington St., near Lagrange st. (ward 23), stable, petition 
a 468; permit 487. 
Frothingham, Ann G., heirs of — 

Harrison av., extension to Bedford St., $1,600 damages, order 
passed a 591 
Frye, Emily J. — 

Union sq., Brighton, edgestone, sidewalk, jsetition a 390; 
order passed 426 
Fuel- 
Joint standing committee a 12, c 27 
Contract, petition for hearing referred a 390 ; report, leave to 

withdraw a 412, c 414, 438 
Ordinance referred c 849 
Fuller, Q-ranville A. et al. — 

Harvard av., lamp near engine-house, petition a 309; report 
890 
Fuller, L. L.— 

Delle av., corner Burney st., sidewalks, petition a 677; order 
passed 701 
Fuller, L. L. C— 

Delle av., edgestones, petition a 608, order passed 631 
Fuller street (ward 24)— 

Stables: near Milton av., i)etitio]i a 209; permit 237; petition 
a 229 ; permit 275 
Fulton court — 

Stable : No. 3, petition a 589 ; leave to withdraw 629 
Fulton street — 

Steam-engine : at No. 95, petition and order notice a 89 ; hear- 
ing 132; permit 160 
Furbush, J. R.— 

53-41 Bristol St., steam-engine, petition and order notice 
a 83 ; hearing 115 ; permit 139 

Gaffield, Thomas et al. — 

Gilbert, Hoys, and Hoii'raan streets : sewer, petition a 549 ; 
report and order for hearing, 557 ; hearing 569 ; order 
passed 586 
Gallagher, W. H.— 

Blue Hill av., additional pay for land taken, petition a 32; 
order passed 180 
Galvin, James — 

184 H St., sidewalk: petition a 468; order passed 485 
Gammon, Thomas B. — 

Appointed inspector of bundle hay a 115 
G.A.R. [see also L)ecoration Day] — 

Petition for use of Faneuil Hall a 12 ; permit a 23 
Gardner & Chandler — 

Three wooden buildings, petition to move a 289 ; permit 314 
Gardner, Francis PI. et al. — 

Crawford St., sidewalk from Warren st. to Ehii Hill av., 
petition a 855 
Gardner, William T. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Gardner street (ward 23) — 

Wooden building: near Grove St., erection, petition c 245; 
permit a 255, c 257 

Grading, gravelling : order passed a 426 
Gardner street (Charlestown) — 

Sewer : report and order notice a 170 ; order passed 197 



Gardner street (Roxbury) — 

Sidewalks: petition a 667; order passed 701 

Lamjis : rej^ort a 890 
Gardner street (W. R.)— 

Grading, etc. : petition a 733 
Garey, Clark D. — 

Elected first assistant assessor o 111, a 110 
Garfield, James A., President U. S. — 

Assassination, jsroceedings of city government relating to 
fourth of July celebration 448 
Proceedings on death of the president 618 
Memorial services, tolling bells c 663, a 667 
Resolutions of thanks a 680, c 683 
Memorial volume a 702, c 7o3, a 709 
Gargan, Thomas J. — 

Police commissioner, order for removal referred c 332 a 335 
Gass, Doe & Co. et al. — 

Commercial st. at South Market St., crosswalk, petition a 247 ; 
order passed 276 
Gates street — 

Tree : at No. 30, petition a 115 

Wooden building: movement to rear of East Sixth St., near K 
St. (ward 14), petition a 549 ; permit 574 
Gavin, Michael F. — 

Appointed trustee of city hospital a 209, c 217 
Gay, William H.— 

Blue Hill av, junction with Norfolk st., lamps, leave to with- 
draw a 916 
Gemeiner, Frank— 

Enfield st., sewer abatement a 412 
General meetings of citizens — see Voters. 
Geneva avenue — 

Grading, macadamizing: from Blue Hill av. to Columbia St., 
order passed a 314 

Petition to put in order between Columbia st. and N.Y. & N. 
E. R.R. a 449 

M. R.R. cars : from Uiiham's corner, petition a 836 
George, Sam. L. — 

Injuries to horse, petition a 568 ; leave to withdraw a 745, c 748 
George street (ward 20) — 

Stable : petition a 247 ; permit 294 

I'etition to put in order a 404 

Edgestones : No. 89 and 91, petition a 709 
George, William — 

Centre st. (ward 23), lamps, leave to withdraw a 915 
German street (ward 23) — 

Stable : near Washington st., petition a 289 ; permit 314 
Gerry, Dr. E. Peabody — 

Corner Gordon and Everett sts., Jamaica Plain, hitching 
post, petition a 369 
Gibbs, Isaac— 

9 Mead st., stable, permit a 807 
Gibby, Adam H. — 

Appointed public weigher a 115 
Giblin, Hugh et al. — 

C St., between Fifth and Seventh sts., paving, petition a 289 
Giblin, John H. — 

Elected first assistant assessor c 111, a 116 
Gibson street (Dorchester) — 

Deed to Darius Eddv, release and modification of conditions 
a 342, c 343 
Gifford, Caroline D. — 

Brook and North avenues, widening, $40 damages a 24 
Gifford, Clark- 
Nominated and elected second assistant assessor c 144, 172, a 179 
Gifford, Rev. O. P. et al.~ 

Change of name of Warren av., remonstrance c 18, a 22 
Gilbert, Daniel D. et al. — 

Boston and Cottage sts., sprinkling, petition a 247, order 
passed 276 
Gilbert street (wai-d 23) — 

Edgestones, sidewalks : petition a 549 

Grading : petition a 51 

Sewer : petition a 549 ; report and order for hearing 557 ; 
hearing 569 ; order passed 586 ; report of cost referred 837 

Stable : corner Hoffman st., petition a 568 ; permit 592 

Wooden building : movement from Parker st. (ward 22) , 
petition a 568 ; leave to withdraw 631 

Extension : damages a 645 ■. 
Gilchrist, R. and J. — 

5 and 7 Winter st., electric lights, permit a 862 
Gill, John- 
Elected supt. Chelsea-st. bridge c 111, a 118 
Gihnore Hubert — 

Wise jjlace (ward 23), revision of award for taking land, 
petition a 783 
Glaven, John — 

Nominated and elected supt. Neponset bridge a 235 
Gleason, William — 

Appointed measurer of gi-ain a 68, 85 
Glendale street- 
Crosswalks : corner Columbia st., petition a 422; report 455 

Edgestones : petition a 568 
Glendon Co. — 

Glendon wharf (ward 1) , wooden building, petition a 334 ; 
permit a 395, c 397 



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INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Glendon wharf (ward 1)^ 

Wooden building: erection, petition a 334; permit a 395, 
c397 
Glen Road (\V R.) - 

Sewer : report of cost referred a 20 
Gleuwood strjet — 

Crosswalk : i^etition a 247 
Gline, B. E. et al.— 

Bunker Hill st., petition to put in order, referred with order 
for liearing a 395 
Globe alley — 

Lamps : N"o. 4, petition a 56.8 
Petition a 881 
Globe Newspaper Co. — 

236 and 238 Washington St., electric light, permit a 489 
Globe Ventilating Co. — 

Proposal to ventilate aldermanic chamber referred a 295 
Gloucester street — 

Edgestones, gutters, grading, macadamizing: petition a 209; 

order passed 234 
Edgestone, sidewalk : petition a 115 

Sidewalk: corner Commonwealtli av., petition a 209, order 
passed 235 
Glover, Shapleigh P.— 

Appointed public weigher a 115 
Gogin, Thomas tt al. — 

Granite and First sta., traclis, remonstrance a 803 
Gold and Stock Telegraph Co. — see Telephone wires 
Gomez, Joseph B., councilman (ward 13) — 
Oatlis of office 1 

Appointed : committee on public library 27 
Seat contested, petition of Martin T. Folan referred 6; 

rejaort 207 ; resolve passed 219 
Remarks : 

Appropriation bill 190 
Gold street — 

Edgestones, sidewalks : between C and D sts., petition a 593 
Sewer: between C and D sts., petition a 693; report and 
order notice 059 ; liearing 667 ; order passed 681 ; report of 
cost referred 855 
Good, Timothy J.— 

Appointed public weigher a 115 
Goodale, George W. ct al. — 

Blue Hill av., between Walkhill and JIadison sts., plank 
walk, petition a 803 
Gooding, Josiah, heirs of, et al. — 

Westminster st. between Windsor and Hammond sts., sewer, 
petition a 404, report and order notice 455, hearing 468, 
order passed 488 
Gooduow, Daniel et a I. — 

Richmond St., between Fulton and Korth sts., paving, peti- 
tion a 390 
Goodnow, George — 

100 Worcester St., release of conditions, petition c 245, a 253; 
report, order passed a 490, c 503 
Goodricli, Frederick E.— 

Appointed mayor's clerk a 20 
Goodwin, James F.— 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Goss, Joe — 

22 Lagrange St., lantern and sign, petition a 607 ; permit 680 
Googins. Mark — 

Lexington St., corner Boi-der St. (ward 2), stable, petition a 51; 
leave to withdraw 7 1:1 
Gordon, R. W.— 

Sprinkling streets in Charlestown, petition a 115 ; permit 270 
Gore, David — 

Chickatawbut St., edgestones, petition a 352; order passed 376 
Gorraley, John — 

Sprinkling city streets, petition a 159; report 180 
Gould, George F.— 

Appointed harbor master a 82 
Gove, Jesse M., councilman (ward 1) — 
Oaths of office 1 
Appointed committee on claims 27; plants in winter 505; 

salary conference 635 
Remarks : 

Proposal of John Reardon 153, 187 

Dorchester-bay tunnel 176 

Appropriation bill 191 

Summer concerts 192, 559, 577 

Contract of Wm. C. Poland & Son 202 

Charlestown almshouse 199 

Encroachments upon the harbor 217, 240 

Point Shirley railroad 219 

Prince school-house yard 239, 262 

Pay of laborers, etc. 285, 634 

Fourth of July 300 

Proposed abolition of the commissions 301 

City treasurer 323 

Investigation of police commissioners 330, 875, 902 

Nuisance on Cottage st. 351 

Old state house 383, 417, 436, 476, 595 

Brighton poor farm 384 

Pension to officer Wasgatt 386 

Sudbury-river storage basin JSTo. 4, 401 



Avon-pl.aco school-house 401 
New public library building 436, 560, 577 
Salaries of city officers 437, 522, 539, 600,605, 634, 706, 751 
Salaries of ferry employes 440, 467 
Harrison-avenue extension 441 
Public parks 464 
Broadway extension 477 
Summer vacation 477 
Charges against city treasurer 604 
Arnold arboretum 663 
Care of plants in winter 687, 826 
Death of lioseman Tobey 688, 726 
Corliss pumping-engine 724 
Permits for wooden buildings 728 
Site for city building. Back Bay 748, 799 
Cleansing Sudbury-river basins 761 
Allowing city employes time to vote 801 
Public parks' 832 
Memorial History of Boston 865 
M uddy-river improvement 871 
Grady, Michael^ 

181 Havre St., sidewalk, petition a 390; order passed 426 
Grain — 

Measurers appointed a 68, 85, 115, 549 
Grampian Way — 

Grading, etc., petition a 178 
Granite street — 

Ster.m-englne and boiler : opposite Richmond st., petition and 

order notice a 14; hearing 52; permit 70 
Driveway : to Standard Sugar Refinery, petition a 132 ; per 

mit 170 
Tracks: Union Freight R R. Co., petition a 68; report and 
order notice 017 ; hearing 652 ; remonstrance and petitions 
in aid 803 
N.T. & N.E. R.R. Co., petition a 82; rejiort and order notice 
701; hearing 763; rL-monstrance and petitions in aid 803 
Granite street (ward 13) — 

Stable : corner Baldwin St., petition a 568; permit 587 
Grant, Augustus- 
Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Grant, Charles E.^ 

Elected first assistant assessor c 111, a 116 
Grant, Nancy W.— 

Tax title released a 121, c 122 
Gz'ant place (ward 25) — 

Stiible : petition a 549 ; permit 572 
Gray, D. B.— 

271 Eighth St. (ward 15), stable, petition a 229; permit 276; 
petition 309 ; permit 358 
Gray, Edmund H. — 

Opera house, license granted a 590, 809 
Gray, Horace, chief justice Supreme Judicial Court — 

Adininisters oaths of office to mayor elect 1 
Gray, William, jr. — 

Appointed park commissioner a 209, c 217 
Gray, W. R.— 

16 Cliff St., edgestone, sidewalk, petition a 352; order passed 
376 
Gay street (Charlestown) — 

Telephone poles : petition a 733 ; permit 775 
Green, Alfred 1'.— 

Appointed measurer of wood and bark a 115 
Green, James — 

Appointed public weigher a 115 
Green John P. — 

Appointed public weigher a 115 
Green street — 

Druggist's mortar : at No. 55, petition a 12 ; pei-mit 84 
Steam-engine and boiler: near Brookline av., petition and 

order of notice a 20; hearing 63; i^ermit 83 
Bracket : No. 23, petition a 289 ; permit 315 
Green street (W.R.)— 

Edgestone : abatement, petition a 159; order passed 197 
Wooden building : corner Elm st., petition a 193 ; permit 255, 

c 257 
Crosswalk : at Warren sq., report a 426 
Greenough avenue — 

Sidewalks : order passed a 276 
Claims : personal injuries a 709 
Greenough, Malcolm S., councilman (ward 9) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed : committee on rules and orders of common 
council 3; joint rules and orders 3; Mystic-valley sewer 
25 ; water 27 ; improved sewerage 27 
Elected committee on finance 10 
Remarks : 

Joint rules and orders 8, 25, 74 

Joint committee 16, 19 

Dumijing snow on common IS 

Special adjournment 18 

M ystic-val'ley sewer 49, 562 

Waste of water 50 

Hot dinners for <!mployes on improved sewerage 62 

Invitation to public meeting relating to Irish afi'airs 76 

Elevated railroads and rapid transit 77 

Discontinuance of Mystic-water supply 86 



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jrarcella-street Home 95, ISfl 
Ileprcseutation in the coiuicil from ward 22, 108 
Extension of Harrison avenue 111 
A question of privilege 125 
Appropriation bill 148, 183, 190 
Dorchester-bay tunnel 175 
Sehool appropriation 183 
Petition of Jolni Reardon 188 
Summer concerts 192 
Contract of Wm. C. Poland & Sou 201 
Prince scliool-honse yard 239 
Grand Junction wharves 2-11 
Coufirmalion of water commissioner 271 
Summer vacation 477 

Solving doubt after declaration of adiouvnnient 482 
Salaries of city officers 503, 521, 539, 598, 752 
Storage-basin No. 4, 505, 540 
Visit to Lake Winnipiseogee 538, 563 
Change of seats in council cliamber 549 
Permits for wooden buildings 561 
Pay of laborers 634 

Eules and orders of common council 648 
Corliss pnmping-cngiues 648, 724 
Steady work and full pay for laborers 650 
Mystic pumping'-station 651 
Impurity of water supply 683 
Extension of D st. 6S6 
Staniford st. 688 

AVater supply, $55,000, balance of appropriation 749 
Cleansing Sudbury-river basins 760, 799 
Public parks, 792," 828 
Arnold arboretum 796 
Widening ICneeland street 819 
Extra high-service water supply 870, 896 
Additional appropriation for public buildings 873 
Annual dinner 895 
Greenville street — 

Stepping stone : No. 19, petition a 247 
Greenwich place (Dorchester) — 

Sewer : report of cost referred a 20 
Abatement and assessment a 180 
Greenwich place (ward 24) — 

Stable : petition a 549 ; permit 593 
Greenwich street (Dorcliester) — 
Gravelling : petition a 390 
Planlv walk : petition a 803 
Greenwood avenue — 

Sewer : report and order notice a 045 ; hearing 652 ; order 
passed 669 
Greenwood street — 

Discontinuance, communication referred a 357 ; notice of call 
for report c 389 ; report, discontinuance confirmed a 499 
Gregg, Washington P. — 

Elected clerk of common council 3 
Griffin, James H.^ 

Supt. of hay-scales, resignation a 549 
Griffin, Martin — 

Appointed inspector of milk a 82 
Griffin, Martin J. — 

Appointed assistant superintendent of Chelsea (North) bridge 
a 786 
Griffin, Patrick F.— 

Nominated and elected director of East Boston ferries a 120, 
e 122, a 132 
Griffith, Henry — 

Appointed field-driver and pound-keeper a 255, e 257 
Griggs, John H. — 

Elected tirst assistant assessor c 111, a 116 
Grimes street— 

Edgestones, sidewalks : petition a 159 

Grading, gravelling, edgestones, gutters, sidewalks, order 
passed a 574 
Grose, Joseph R. — 

Elected first assistant assessor c 111, a 116 
Grove Hall — 

Coaches : to Mt. Hope cemetery and Forest Hills, license a 211 
Grover, Elbridge H. — 

179 Fourth st. (S.B.) , druggist's mortar, petition a 390 : permit 
412 
Guild, B. F. et al.— 

Passage-way between Commonwealtli av. and Newbury st.. 
lamps, petition a 652; report 890 
Guild, George K. et al. — 

Mt. Vernon st. (W.R.), gutters, .sidewalks, petition a 549 
Guild, Henry, et al. — 

Amory St., rear, near Codman av., erection of building, peti- 
tion 671 
Guild, James- 
West Brookline st., corner of Washington, change in condi- 
tion of deeds, petition c .328 ; order passed a 342, c 343 
Guild, James et al. — 

Washington st., from Cliff to Cedar St., sprinkling, petition 
a 247 ; order passed 276 
Gurney street (ward 22) — 

Stables : petition a 32 ; permit 56 

Rear 1419 Tremont St., petition a 82; permit 90 



Steam-engine: petition and order notice a 52; hearing 89; 

permit 101 
Wooden addition to building : near Tremont st , petition a 68 ; 

permit a 84, c 86 
Track : petition a 449 
Gustin, G. H. et al.~ 

Centre av. from Centre st. to Dorchester sq., plank walk, 

petition a 132 

H street — 

Edgestones, gutters, gravelling: order passed a 295 
Sidewalks: petition a 422; order passed 456; No. 184, peti- 
tion a 468 ; order passed 485 

No. 182, petition a 733 
Hadley street (Charlestown) — 

Grading, etc. : petition a 229 ; order passed 254 
Sidewalk : petition a 390 
Hagar, Eugene B., councilman (ward 10)— 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed : committee on joint rules and orders 3, 27 ; ordi- 
nances 11; judiciary 11; claims 27; Mystic-valley sewer 

25 
Resignation 401 
Remarks : 

Joint rules and orders 26, 98 

Publication of names of jurors 67 

Invitation to public meeting relating to Irish affairs 75 

Extension of Harrison av. and D st. 112 

Petition of John Reardon 114 

Appealed tax cases 183 

Appropriation bill 190 

Charlestown almshouse 199 

Contract of Wm. C. Poland & Son 203 

Homoeopathic hospital 205 

Safeguards against fire 208 

Encroachments upon the harbor 217 

Inspector of vinegar 246 

Commissioner of sinking funds 257 

Pay of laborers 264 

Committees and pay of laborers 269 

Adjournment for lack of quorum 300 

Fixing hour of adjournment 306 

City Treasurer 324 

Removal of fences from public squares 325 

Sundry ordinances 326 

Sale of estate 37 Boylston st. 328 

Investigation of police commissioner 332 

Old state house 347 

Beacon-hill reservoir and new court-house 364 

Public library examination 366 

Superintendent of printing 380 
Hagar, G. W. & J. B. et al.~ 

Atlantic av., between Central and State sts., sidewalks, peti- 
tion a 159 ; order passed 701 
Hagar, John M. — 

Alveston St., near Seaverns av., sidewalk, petition a 709 
Hagerty J. et al. — 

East Eighth St., between M and N sts., sidewalks, edgestones, 

petition a 483 
Haher, N. W.— 

5-7 Battery St., lantern, petition a 881 
Hahn, Edwin M. — 

Appointed public weigher a 68, 115 
Haldeman, Cyrus Suramerfield, alderman — 
Oaths of office 1 

Elected : committee on accounts 2 
Appointed: committee on state aid 2; county accounts 12; 

sewers 12 ; city hosi^ital 12 ; common, etc. 12 ; public in- 
stitutions 12; public library 12; surveyor's department 

12 ; topics in mayor's address 14 ; health 215 ; fourth July 

274; charges against city treasurer 611; Webster cen- 
tennial 804; election returns 843 
Remarks : 

Coasting on common 36 

Decoration day 94, 336 

Homosopathic hospital 117 

Proposition of John Reardon 119 

Charlestown almshouse 141 

Contested election case 161 

Point Shirley railroad 209 

Corliss puraping-engine controversy 214, 295, 316, 659,690 

Salaries of city officers 253, 298, 362, 431, 491, 499, 582, 
610, 763 

Ventilation of aldermanic chamber 255, 744, 805 

Fourth of July 293 

South street 335 

Recount of votes for aldermen 339 

Stable on South st. 358 

Gold and Stock Telegraph Co. 359 

Summer concerts 362, 378, 519, 555 

Stable on K st. 393 

Old state house 424, 453, 585, 589, 790, 812 

Pay of ferry emiiloyes 451, 841 

Votes of thanks fourth of July 456 

Liverpool-street tracks 485 

Ballot-boxes 486, 512 



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INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Police protection of common, etc. 487, G16 
Clerlv-hire of auditor of accounts 515 
Impurity of water supply 550 
Pay of laborers 554, 615 
Restriction of cars on the circuit 570 
Telephone locations 575 
Charges against city treasurer 611 
Public parks 642, 716, 766 
Constables' bonds 644 
Steady work and full time for laborers 653 
Confirmation of constables 662 
Yorktown celebration 66.) 
New bridge to Charlestown 699, 843 
Ijlmltbig municipal expenditures 700 
Proposed sewer commission 733, 861 
City solicitor 736 
Evening high school 737, 785 
East Boston ferry tolls 776 
Additional water supply, $55,000 balance 780 
Warrants for municipal election 782 
Paying city employes at Christmas 804 
Election returns 863, 892 
Underground wires 888, 915 
Brighton park 894 
Arrest of David Mooney 912 
Recount of aldermanic vote 917 
Hale, George et al. — 

Petition that Cazeuove place be called Cazenove street 
a 390 
Hale, Lucretia P. et al. — 

North Bennet st., use of ward-room for cooking-school, peti- 
tion a 803 ; referred c 848, a 855 
Hale, Robert — 

Appointed measurer of wood and bark a 115 
Hall, Alfred A.— 

Appointed measurer of wood and bark a 115 
Hall, Andrew — 

239 Lexington St., sidewalk, petition a 639 
Hall, Emma F. guardian — 

Petition that conditions in deed to Alonzo Dexter be changed 
a 623 ; order passed a 658, c 663 
Hall, George E.— 

Washington st. (ward 24), grade damages, petition a 422 
Hall,H. F. &C.— 

East Lenox St., edgostones, petition a 733; order passed 775 
Hall, H. P.— 

Nortbanipton St., paving, petition a 229 
Hall, Horatio G.— 

155-159 Beach st., steam-engine, petition and order notice 
a 22 ; hearing 82 ; permit 94 
Hall, Joseph P. — 

Appointed public weigher a 115 
Hall, Luther & Co.— 

Orleans St., corner Webster St. (ward 2), woooden addition 
to building, petition a 589 ; leave to withdraw a 890, 
c 895 
Hall, Ohver & Son >-t al.— 

Adams st. (ward 24), sprinkling, petition a 1.32; order jjassed 
341 
Hall, Thomas — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Hall, Thomas and H. P.— 

Harrison av., corner Lenox St., sidewalk, petition a 733 ; order 
passed 775 
Hall & Whipple— 

Payment of $3.15 authorized a 15, o 16, 28 
Court sq. and Cornbill court, electric lights, permit a 341 
Hallahan, William — 

Commercial st. and Foster pi., grade damages, petition 

a 855 
Foster St., sewer abatement a 789 
Halleck street (ward 22) — 

Stable : No. 118, petition a 568, permit 587 
Wooden building : near Station st., addition, petition a 855 
Halleck, T. E.— 
" Halleck's Alhambra," City Point, amusement license, petition 
a 273 ; license granted 295 
Hallen, A.— 

Cambridge st. (ward 4), wooden addition to building, petition 
a 783 
Halloran, Timothy — 

Greenwich place (ward 24), stable, petition a 549; permit 593 
Hamilton street — 

Steam-engine: No. 14-16, iietition and order notice a 580; 
hearing 608 ; permit 631 
Hamlin, Josei)b P. — 

Elected representative 747 
Hammond avenue (ward 8) — 

Change of name, remonstrance a 68 
Hammond, James — 

Leverett st., sewer abatement, order passed a 889 
Hammond, James et al. — 

Levei'ett St. , sewer, i^etition to lower toMlnot St., a 422, report 
and order for liearing 455 ; hearing 468 ; order passed 488 
Hammond, Stephen, et al. — 

Dudley St., sidewalks, petition a 690; order passed 721 



Hampden street — 

Steam-engines : Nos. 9-11, hearing a 247, permit 277 

No. S3, permit a 721 ; hearing 783; permit 8.38 
Highland R.R. location: ijetition a 639; report and order 
notice 668 ; hearing 709 ; order passed 807 
Hancock street — 

Sewer abatements, orders passed a 889 
Hancock square (Charlestown) — 

Sewer : report of cost referred a 33 

Steam-engine : No. 14, petition and order notice a 309; hearing 

369 ; iiermit 394 
Lamp-posts : at Monument Ilall, petition a 593; permit 631 
Crosswalk, petition a 077 ; report 701 
Lamp-post andcurb, petition a 912 
Hancock street (Dorchester) — 

Sewers : extension, petition a 68 

Between Trull st. and Everett av., report and order 

notice a 170 ; hearing 178 ; order passed 197 
Between Commercial st. and Downer av., report and 

order notice a 197 ; hearing 209 ; order passed 210 
Reports of cost referred 837, 855 
Hanover street — 

Electric lights : No. 136, petition a 309 ; permit 341 
No. 396, petition a 783 ; permit 789 
No. 1-7, petition a 733; permit 775 
No. 130, permit a 789 
Corner Coui-t St., permit a 837 
Druggist's mortars : corner Washington St., petition a 352 ; per. 
mit 376 
Corner Battery St., permit a 669 
No. 396, petition a 783; permit 789 
Sign : No. 247, petition a 639 

Underground telegraph and telephone wires, permit a 888, 
9li3 
Hanson, Catherine — 

Harrison av., personal injuries, petition a 193 
Hans with, John — 

Champney St., lamps, report a 890 
Harbor — 

Joint standing committee a 12, c 27 
Ice in South-hay channel a 15, c 16, a 20, o 46, a 52 
Removal of ice, additional appropriation a 70, c 74, a 83, c 86 
George F. Gould, appointed harbor master a 82 
Prison-point flats, communication from board of health, re- 
ferred a 120; order to petition for extension of time for 
filling a 120, c 122 
Extension of Grand Junction wharves, remonstrance of 
Boston Marine Society referred a 193; report, order 
passed a 211; amended c 217; adherence, resolves of 
Boston Commercial Exchange a 229; subject referred to 
committee on harbor c 239, a 254 
Apple island, proposed lease, order referred a 518, c 521 
Assistant harbor master, message from mayor referred a 549 ; 
report, order passed a 572; referred c 577; order to 
petition passed a 580, c 594 
Bridge over Charles river, petition of Cambridge a 881 
Harbor-View street — 

Lamps, ijetition a 763 
Harding, W. R.— 

159 West Chester park, sidewalk, order passed a 295 
Harding, William L., councilman (ward 3) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed : committee on common 27 ; seventeenth June 96 
Hardy, Alpheus et al. — 

Joy St., near Beacon st., sewer, petition a 404; report and 
order for hearing 455 ; hearing 468 ; order passed 488 
Harkins, Timothy A. — 

Appointed assistant superintendent of Congress-st. bridge 
a 786 
Harmon, Ivory — 

551 East Fifth St., sidewalk, petition a 309, order passed 342 
Harrigan, Jeremiah — 

Appointed assistant sealer of weights and measures a 115 
Harriman, George B. et al. — 

Dudley st., between Howard av. and Blue Hill av., cross- 
walks, petition a 369; order passed 519 
Harrington, John C. — ■ 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Harrington, Samuel et al. — 

North Bennett St., paving, petition a 639 
Harris, Charles- 
Nominated and elected superintendent of streets a 70, c 74 
Harris, Francis A., medical examiner — 

Reimbursement for expenses incurred in discharge of official 
duty, petition a 623 
Harris, George W. — 

Appointed assistant sr:p't of Warren bridge a 786 
Harris, Samuel T. — 

Elected representative a 747 
Harris, W^llliam— 

Howard st., at Howard Athenaeum, electric light, petition 

a 568; permit 587 
Howard Athenasum, license granted a 573 
Harris street — 

Paving, etc., between Hanover and North sts., petition a 449; 
order passed 617 



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XX \V 



Harrison avenue — 

Druggist's mortar, No. 102, corner Kneeland st., petition a 20; 

permit 84 
Extension: request of street eornmissioners referred o 87; 
reports c 99; assigned c 112; accepted and referred to 
finance committee c 128, a 132; report, accepted c 149, 
a 159 ; resolve and order from commissioners referred 
a 337; report, resolve, and order passed c 420; laid on 
table a 423; suspension of rule refused c 441 ; resolve 
and order passed a 450 

Grade established between Essex and Bedford sts., order 
passed a 473 

Damages a 591, 630, G90 
Claims : personal injuries a 82, 193, 210, c 217 
Telegraph poles: corner Worcester sq., removal, petitions 
a 100, 209 

At Nos. 547-549, removal, petition a 115 
Accommodations for primary classes, request of school com- 
mittee a 132 
Nuisance: between Brookline and Newton sts., petition c 176; 

report c 384, a 390 
Sprinkling: from Northampton st. to Warren st., order 

passed a 212 
Paving: between East Chester i)ark and Northampton st., 
order passed a 455 

Between Union Park st. and Maiden st., petition a 483; 
order i^assed 558 

Between Newton and Maiden sts., petition a 593 
Use of Met. R.R. tracks by South Boston U.K. Co., petition 

a 549 
Telephone pole : near East Springfi.eld St., petition a 623 ; 

permit 679 
Gas light : No. 642, petition a 667 ; permit 680 
Sidewalks : corner Lenox St., petition a 733 ; order passed 775 
Harrison, Samuel J., councilman (ward 4) — 
SiJecial election, report a 747 
Certificate of election presented c 748 
Qualified and admitted c 748 
Hart, Patrick- 
Sprinkling streets in Dorchester, petition a 82; report 180 
Appointed public weigher a 115 
Hart, Thomas N., councilman (ward 18) — 
Oaths of oftice 1 
Appointed : committee on disposition of topics in mayor's 

address 4; city registrar's department 27; treasury de- 
partment 27; public parks 27; bonds city officers 436; 

old state house 436; Arnold arboretum 673 
Elected : committee on finance 10 (chairman 33) 
Remarks : 

Joint rules and orders 5, 26 

Courtesies to distinguished visitors 17 

Mystic-vallej' sewer 49 

Extension of Harrison av. and D .street 112 

Appropriation bill 148, 189 

Woodward defalcation 157, 502 

Sinking fund commissioner 258 

Marcella-street Home 268 

Prince school-house yard 287 

Fourth of July 300 

Fixing hour for adjournment 305 

City treasurer 322 

Investigation of police commissioners 331 

Sale of estate 37 Boylston st. 350 

Old state house 418, 436 

Paying employes outside of city hall 435 

Salaries of city officers 437, 476, 504, 521, 538, 601, 754 

Public parks 462, 792, 829 

Salaries of ferry employes 467 

Requesting return of order relating to parks 481 

Supplementary reading for the puialic schools 508 

Summer concerts 510 

Change of seats in council chamber 560 

Contingent fund of common council 604 

Evening high school 635 

Corliss pumping-engines 649, 724 

Extension of D st. 687 

Site for city building, Back Bay 748, 799 

Arnold arboretum 795, 869 

Widening Knceland st. 818 

Muddy river improvement 871 

Limitation of municipal expenditures 872 

Additional appropriation for public buildings 873 

Annual dinner 895 
Hart, William H.— 

Ninth St., near H. st. (ward 14), stable, petition a 836; 

permit 863 
Hartford street (Dorchester) — 

Sewer: report and order notice a 294; hearing 309; order 

passed 341 ; report of cost referred 855 
Hartnett, John- 
Elected second assistant assessor c 172, a 179, c 182, a 195, 

c 198 
Harvard avenue (ward 25) — 

Sewer: between Cambridge st. and Brighton av., petition 

a 193; report and order notice 210; hearing 229; order 

passed 294; report of cost referred 837 



Telegraph poles : permit a 276 

Stable : near Brighton av., petition a 309 ; permit 340 
Lamps : near engine-house, petition a .309 ; reports 890 
Crosswalks: corner Brighton av., petitions a 352; report 376 
Corner Cambridge st , petition a 369 ; report 394 
Harvard street (ward 22) — 

Stable : No. 17, petition a 511 ; permit 557 
Sewer: between Washington St., and Harrison av., petition 
a 881 ; order passed 8S9 
Harvard street (ward 24) — 
Sewer : petition a 209 
Grading, etc. : petition a 352 
Harwich street — 

Between Dartmouth and Yarmotxth sts., temporary closing, 

permit a 24 
Temporary closing : petition a 404; permit 426 

Petition a 652 
Edgestones : petition a 404; order passed 426 
Sidewalks : petitions a 568 ; orders passed 591 
Building with cellar below grade: petition a 855; report 887 
Haskell, Allen- 
Appointed public weigher a 404 
Haskell, F. M .— 

Plank crossing from Harhor View house to Qst., petition a360 
Hastings, D. J. ctal. — 

535 Washington St., projecting sign, petition a 51 
Hathaway, Alonzo B. et al. — 

Grimes St., edgestones, sidewalks, petition a 159 
Hathaway street (ward 23) — 

Lamps : petition a 209 ; report 890 
Haven, Franklin et al. — 

Huntington av. and St. Botolph St., sewers, petition a 247 
Old state house, petition c 343, a 352 
Haven Franklin et ttl., trustees — 

West Newton st., grading, edgestones, petition a 639; order 

passed 746 
St. Botolph and Durham sts., grading, etc., petition a 733; 
order passed 837 
Haven, H. C— 

Corner Commonwealth av. and Exeter st., stahle, petition 
a 422 ; permit 487 
Havre street — 

Sidewalks: at No. 136, petition a 178; order passed 213 
Nos. 207-209, petition a 309; order passed 342 
No. 223, petition a 309; order passed 342 
No. 181, petition a 390; order passed 426 
No. 159, order passed a 395 
No. 161, order passed a 426 
No. 273, petition a 468 ; order passed 485 
No. 155, petition a 511 ; order passed 558 
No. 153, petition a 511; order passed 558 
No. 157, petition a 589; order passed 617 
No. 145, petition a 608; order passed 631 
No. 147, petition a 639 
No. 156, petition a 639 
Stable : No. 209, petition a 690 

Wooden buildings : movement to 265 Bremmer st., petition 
a 483 ; permit 519 
Hawes, Albert O., sup't of Granite bridge- 
Petition in favor of removal a 709 
Hawkins, Rufus C. — 

Appointed public weigher a 352 
Hawthorne, Jacob H. — 

Beverly St., damages, petition a 32, c 43 
Swelt St. (ward 20), stahle, petition a 51; permit 70 
Hawthorne street — 

Lamp : petition a 763 ; report 915 
Hay- 
Inspectors and weighers of bundle hay, appointments a 115, 
132, 193 
Hay den, Horace J. — 

Corner O and Fifth sts., primary school-house site, order 
passed for payment a 72, c 74, 86 
Hayden J. C. & W. H.— 

First St., foot of F. st. (ward 14), stable, petition a 709; 
permit 745 
Hayes, John C. et al. — 

Kneeland St., B. & A. R.R. tracks, petition for removal 
a 855 ; order passed a 887 
Hayford, Howard L. et al. — 

Thorndike St., grading etc., petition a 733 
Haymarket square — 

Claims: corner Cross st., personal injuries, a51,c 58, a 89, 

c95 
Passenger wagons : from Boston & Maine R.R. depot to 
Rowe's, India, and Litchfield's wharves, petition a 82; 
license 211 
Crosswalk : from Washington st. to Cliarlcstown st., petition 

a 132 
Melting furnaces : No. 5, petition a 289 ; permit 313 
Electric lights : at Hampton House, petition a 404; permit 428 
Lighting square, petition a 836 
Haynes, Henry M. — 

Appointed public weigherall5 
Hayward, Samuel — 

4 May St., furnace, petition a 468; permit 485 



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INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Hayward street — 

Sewer : petition a 115 
Hazel street — 

Grading : damages a 132 
Hazel street (Jamaica Plain) — 

Grading : order passed a 276 

Sewer: petition a 404; report and order notice 412; hearing 
422 ; order passed 488 ; report of cost referred 837 

Edgestones ; petition a 589 ; order passed 617 
Corner Enfield St., petition a 652 
Hazeltine, John R. — 

567 Warren st., tree, removal, petition a 549 
Health- 
Joint standing committee a 12, 178, c 27 

Ijying-in Hospital — see Hospitals 

Supt. authorized to purchase stock, supjDlies, etc., a 35, c 43 

Milk— see Milk 

Samuel H. Durgin appointed niemher of board of health 
a 247, c 259 

Proposed abolition of all commissions — see Commissions 

Material for anatomical purposes, petition a 209 

Nuisance on vacant laud between Fifth and Seventh sts. 
(S.B)., c307, 349, a 352 

Nuisance on Cottage st. (E. B)., c 351, a 352 

Public vaccination, virus used, order requesting information 
passed a 434, c435; report a 471, 592; indefinitely post- 
poned c 594 

Pay due deceased employe, order passed a 373, c 380 

Nuisance in Dorchester, ijetition and order referred c 407 ; 
report, referred with instructions to abate c 477, a 483; 
request for appropriation referred c 507 ; report, order 
ruled out of order c 546; order passed c 596, a 608 

Annual report of board of health, c 467 

Nuisance on easterly side of Federal-st. bridge, order referred 
c 421 ; report, referred c 477, a 483 

Nuisance on Back Bay, order referred c 478; report a 668, 
c671 

Nuisance corner Bennington aud I'rescott sts., petition a 404 

Inspection of jirovisions; order passed c 578, a 580; report, 
order to jietition assigned c 689; passed c 725, a 736 

Flats on Beacon St., and in Charlestown district, communica- 
tion from board of health referred a 590 

Orleans-street nuisance, order passed c 637, a 643 

South Boston flats, filling, board of health requested to 
supervise a 659, c 663 

Bulbs and plants for cemeteries, order passed c 665, a 667 

Pay of employes, order referred c 731 

Burial permit, complaint against board of health a 639; re- 
ferred 681 ; report a 774, c 792 

Pay due deceased employe, orders passed a 700, c 703, a 838, 
c 844, 910 

Prison point flats, communication from board of health a 748 

House oft'al, Brighton, order passed c 910, a 913 
Healy, John P. — 

Nominated and elected corporation counsel a 294, c 300 
Hcaphy, Timothy — 

Appointed assistant sup't of Mt. Washington-av. bridge 
a 786 
Hearn, Thomas H. — 

102 Harrison av., corner Kneeland st., druggist's mortar, 
petition a 20 ; permit 84 
Heath place (ward 22) — 

Extension lo Walden st., order to report expense a 429, 
c435 

Name of part changed to Meriden St., a 557; part to Arklow 
St. a 764 ; part to Ulmer St. a 764 

Grade damages : petition a 549 ; leave to withdraw 837 

Sewer: between Meriden and Walden sts., report aud order 
for hearing a 586 ; hearing 589 ; order passed 669, 721 ; re- 
port of cost referred 855 

Stables: No. 12, petition a 677; permit 721; petition a 836; 
permit 887 
Heath street- 
Projecting fence, estate of Richard Holmes, order for re- 
moval passed a 316, c 322 

Relocation : order passed directing commissioners to report 
cost a 373, c 380; report a 412; referred a 429; order re- 
ferred a 616 

Expense of grading, macadamizing, and putting in order, 
order passed a 373; report 690 

Sewer : between Heath place and Parker St., petition a 589 
Heathfield, N. M.— 

Appointed measurer of grain, a 549 
Hemenway, 0. A. et al. — 

Lime St., extension, petition to put in order a 568 
Henchman, R. R. — 

Chambers St., corner Cambridge st. (ward 8), druggist's 
mortar, petition a 334 ; permit 376 
Hebard, Sylvester H. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Hemmenwaj', Henry C. et al. — 

Adams St., at Field's corner (Dorchesttr), crossing, petition 
a 733 ; report 775 
Henchman street — 

Sewer : report of cost i;eferred a 20 
Abatements a 789, 790, 808 



Henderson, A. D. — 

Nominated and elected superintendent North Beacon st. 

bridge, Western-av. bridge to Watertown a 235 
Hendry, Sarah W — 

Hancock st. and private way, sewer abatement, order passed 

a 889 
Henncssej', Catherine — 

Pay due deceased husband, order passed a 254, c 257 
Hennessey, John C. — 

Improved sewerage, compensation for injuries, petition c 46, 

a 62; report, order passed a499, c 503 
Henry, Sarah G. — 

Seventh st., nearM St., stable, petition a 273; permit 294 
Hereford st. — 

Sewer : report of cost referred a 52 

Abatement of assessment a 210 
City building, orders passed a 745; assigned c 748; passed 

c 798; deed, order passed a 890 
Hersey, Charles Henry, alderman — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed: committee on unproved sewerage; 2 steam-en- 
gines 12; engineer's department 12; fire department 12; 

Mt. Hope, etc. 12; overseers of poor 12; police 12; public 

instruction 12; treasury department 12; new bridge to 

Charlestown 30; auditor's estimates 117; Fitchburg rail- 
road 254 ; boundary lines 266 ; fourth July 274 ; removal 

of police commissioners 335 ; ballot boxes 353; salary con- 
ference 611 ; eulogy on President Garfield 621 ; Webster 

centennial 804; election returns 843 
Remarks : 

Ice in South-bay channel 21 

Joint rules and orders 22 

Contested election case 51, 71, 84 

Representation of city council in school committee 52 

Heating dinners of employes 84 

School expenses 91 

Homtcopathic hosisital 117 

Safeguards against fire 134 

Petition of Benjamin F. Anthony 138, 160, 213 

Charlestown almshouse 141 

Point Shirley railroad 209 

Corliss pumping-engine controversy 215, 296, 319, 660, 
691 

Salaries of city officers 247, 297, 313, 362, 430, 490, 499, 581 , 
610, 763, 893 

Ventilation of city hall 255 

Destruction of sugar baskets 274 

Pay of mechanics and laborers 293, 498, 551, 572, 615 

City treasurer 310 

Reservoir building and new court-house 316 

South street 335 

Public library 352, 396, 783 

Stable on South st. 358 

Stable on K st. 378, 393 

Old state house 409, 453, 500, 585, 590, 813 

Paying city employes outside of city hall 452 

Pay of ferry employes 449, 839 

Erection of bridges by Boston Sugar Refinery Co. 456 

Exten.sion of Harrison avenue 456 

Auditor's bond 471 

Ballot boxes 486, 512 

Police protection of common, etc. 487 

Public parks 489, 549, 710, 765 

Water from Lake Winnipiseogee 516 

Impurity of water supply 550, 741 

Sprinkling streets in South Boston 485 

Restriction of cars on the circuit 570 

Dover-street crossing 573 

Telephone locations 575 

Charges against city treasurer 613 

General meeting of citizens 614 

Death of President Garfield 620 

Constables' bonds 644 

Steady work and full time for laborers 655 

Portland and South st. widenings 678 

Extension of D st. 696 

New bridge to Charlestown 698 

Limiting municipal expenditures 700 

Proposed sewer commission 735, 861 

Improved sewerage contracts 778 

Additional water supply, $55,000 balance 780 

Ballots for school committee 782 

Evening high school 786 

Paying city employes at Christmas 804 

Obstruction of Water st., by wagons 808 

Muddy-river improvement 809 

Abolition of commissions 860 

Election returns 863, 892 

Brush electric light 883 

Underground wires 889, 913 

Arrest of David Mooney 912 
Hersey, Charles W. — ■ 

First St., corner of C St., crosswalk, petition a 309; order 

ipassed 341 
Herter, Robert — 

Appointed constable a 589, 6.30 



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Hewitt, William P.— 

Harwich Bt , temporary closing, petition a 652 
Heyl, John A. — 

Dst., sewer, petition a 153 

Hazel St. (W.R.), sewer, petition a 404; report and order 
notice 412 ; hearing 422 ; order passed 488 
Hickling, William, heirs of— 

Essex St., pay for land taken, petition a 209; order passed 

315 
Essex-st. extension, sewer abatement, order passed a SS9 
Hicks Brothers — 

Hancock sq. (Charlestown) lamp-posts, petition a 593; per- 
mit 031 
Hicks Brothers, et al. — 

Hancock sq., lamp-post and curb, petition a 912 
Hicks, H.E. etuL— 

Alley between Union park and Waltham St., lamps, petition 
a 12 
Hicks, John T. et al. — 

Main st. and Hancock sq. (Charlestown) crossing, petition 
a 677 ; report 701 
Hicks, William L.— 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Higgius, Daniel — 

Appointed inspector of lime a 255, c 257 
Higgins, llev. M. E. — 

Fourth St., stone flagging, petition a 369 ; report 455 
Higginson, F. L. et al. — 

Newbury St., near West Chester park, stable, petition a 247; 
permit 275 
High street — 

Underground telegraph and telephone wires : permit a 888, 
913 
High street (Charlestown) — 

Sewer : between Cordis and Pleasant sts., order passed a 314 ; 
report of cost referred 837 
High street (Dorchester) — 

Sewer: petition a 115 ; report and order notice 170; hearing 
178; order passed 210; report of cost referred 837 
Highland avenue — 

Sidewalk ; No. 12, order passed a 485 
Driveway : petition a 608 
Highland Ice Co. — 

Gardner St., near Grove st. (ward 23), erection of wooden 
building, petition c 245 ; permit a 255 c 257 
Highland street — 

Edgestones : petition a 639 ; order passed 701 
Highland Street Railway Co. — 

Canal St. from Haymarket sq. to Causeway St., tracks, peti- 
tion a S2; report and order notice 142; bearing 194; per- 
mit 276 
Grove Hall to Mt. Hope cemetery and Forest Hills, coaches, 

license a 211 
Walnut av. and Crawford St., tracks, petition a 289; report 

and order notice 314; hearing 369; order passed 888 
Canal St., location accepted a 294 
Washington St., tracks, extension to Ashland st. (ward 23), 

petition a 589 
West Newton st., temporary location, and stand on Hunt- 
ington av., petition a 608 
Hampden St., Northampton St. etc., location, petition a 639; 
report and order notice 668 ; hearing 709; order passed 807 
Northampton St., location, petition a 709; report and oi'der 

notice 721 ; hearing 783 
829 and 831 Shawmut av. (ward 19), wooden building, erec- 
tion, petition a 733; report and order a 862, c 865, 911, 
a 912 
Blue Hill av., change of location, report and order notice a 775 ; 

hearing 836 
832 Shawmut av. (ward 19), stable, petition a 803; permit 838 
15th and 16th locations accepted a 912 
Highland street (ward 21) — 

Sprinkling: petition a 209 ; order passed 234 
Highland street (Dorchester) — 
Sewer : remonstrance a 209 

No. 260, addition to Marcel!a-st. Home— see Institutions. 
Highland Park street — 

Grade damages ; order passed a 394 
Hiland & Chessman — 

Faneuil Hall market, transfer of cellars 19 and 20, a 294 
Hill & Cooper— 

46 South Market St., awning frame, petition a 247 
Hill, Thomas R.— 

245-247 Tremont St., electric light, petition a 483; permit 518 
Hills, George H.— ' 

Appointed public weigher a 115 
Hilton Brothers & Co. et al. — 

Examination of weights, etc., petition a 132 
Hill, William W. et al.— 

East and West Springfield sts., telephone poles, remonstrance 
referred a 395 
Hilton, John P. councilman (ward 5) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed : committee on public buildings 27 ; salaries 27 ; 
survey and inspection of buildings 27; new bridge to 
Charlestown 27 



Elected : trustee of city hospital a 34, c 44 

Remarks : 

Old state house 383 
Salaries of city officers 535 
Hinkley Locomotive Co. — 

439 Albany St., steam-engine, permit a 394 
Hitchcock, A. B. et al. — 

North Beacon St., at Cambridge St., crosswalk, petition a .526 
Hitchcock, A. L. & Co, — 

Lincoln St., crossing, petition a 783; report 837 
Hiltinger's wharf (ward 5) — 

Wooden building; petition a 273; permit a 314, c 322 
Hobick, Edward — 

Centre st. near Cedar st. (ward 21), erection of wooden build- 
ing, petition c 245 ; jjermit a 255, c 257 
Hodgate, John M. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Hodge, E. & Co.— 

ioo Liverpool st. (E. B.) steam-en.gine, petition and order 
notice a 623; hearing 667; permit 681 
Hodges, Danfortli C. — 

26 Perrln st. , sidewalk, petition a 352 ; order passed 376 ; edge- 
stone, sidewalk, petition a 404; order passed 426 
Hodgkins, William H.— 

Elected clerk of board of directors of public institutions 
a 273 
Hoifman street^ 

Grading : petition a 51 
Hoffman street (ward 23) — 

Sewer : petition a 549, report and order for hearing 557 ; hear- 
ing 569, order passed 586 ; report of cost referred 837 
Holbrook street — 

Sewer : petition a 483 
Holden, Artcmas R. — 

Elected first assistant assessor c 111, a 116 
Holden, Franklin— 

Mouadnock st. near Bird st. (ward 20), stable, petition a 273, 
permit 294 
Holden street — 

Lamps : report a 890 
Holland, Daniel J. — 

Elected supt. Mt. Washington-av. bridge, c 111, a 118 
Holland, William A.— 

Howard St., near Myrtle st. (ward 20), stable, petition a 229 
Holley, Joseph — 

Appointed public weigher a 115 
Hollis, Gen. W. et al.— 

North Brighton, public scales, petition a 580 
Hollis, George W. — 

Cambridge St., near Union sq. (w^ard 25), stable, petition 
a 733 ; permit 774 
Hollis, John W.— 

Hollis place (ward 25), lamps, petition a 652; report 890 

Elected representative a 747 
Hollis, John W. et at.- 

Cambridge st. (ward 25), bridge across tracks of Boston & 
Albany R.R. Co., petition a 12 

Cambridge St., sewer to Brighton av., petition a 193; report 
and order notice 210 ; hearing 229 
Hollis, J. W. et al.— 

Western av. at Waverley St., crosswalks, petition a 690; re. 
port 775 
Hollis place (ward 25) — 

Lamps : petition a 952 ; report 890 
Holman, Ora — 

395 Mcdford St., ward 13, gtable, petition a 273; permit 294; 
(ward 4) , stable, petition a 511 ; leave to withdraw 557 
Holmes, Anna L,-^ 

31 Edinboro St., personal injuries, petitjoij a 20, c 25 
Holmes, Richard — 

Heath St., projecting fence, ofder for removal passed a 316, 
ca2a 
Holthaus, Hepry, executor — 

Shawmut av., and Middlesex st,, release of ooiiditions io, deecj 
of estates, petition c 57, a 68 
Home for aged women— 

504^506 East Eighth st., sidewalk aasessment a 83 
Hooker, Henry B. and Arthur W. Tufts- 
Broadway extension, $84107,50 damages, a 412 
Hoops and staves- 
Culler appointed a 255, c 257 
Hoosac Tunnel Dock and Elevator Co.^ 

Damon's, Hittinger's, and Tudor's wharves (ward 5), wooden 
buildings, petition a 273 ; permit a 314, c 322 

63 Water St., steam-engine, petition and order notice a 623 ; 
hearing 667 ; permit 681 

Water st. (Charlestown), substitution of driveway for edge- 
stones and sidewalk, permit a 789 
Hopkins, George P. — 

Corner Yeoman and Hampden sts., druggist's mortar, petition 
a 209, report 231 
Hosea, Samuel, jr. — 

Appointed measurer of wood and bark a 115 

Apijointed weigher of coal, a 390 
Hosley, Henry E., councilman (-^'ard 15)-^ 

Oaths of office J 



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INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Appointed : committee on City hospital 27 ; claims 27 ; teller 689 
Remarks : 

Annual dinner S95 
Hosmer, Sarah — 

Leverett st., sewer abattment, order passed a 889 
Hospitals — 

Union park, remonstrance a 68; prohibited 210 
City Hospital— 

Joint standing committee a 12 c 27 

Trustees nominated and elected a 34, c 41, a209, c 217 : res- 
ignation a 337 ; refused a 359 ; order for nomination 
assigned ; opinion of corporation counsel c 547 ; 
nomination and election c 637, a 643 
Topic in mayor's address referred c 80 a 82 
Collection of charges by overseers of poor, c 207, a 210 
Ambulance for East Boston, petitions referred c 306; 

report, order passed c 402, a 405 
Taking land on East Chester park, Albany and East 
Springfield sts., order to petition referred o351; re- 
port, order to purchase referred c 665 
Annual report a 517 
Iron fence, order passed c 910, a 913 
Lyi7ig-in hospitals — 

At 9 Kendall St., petition a 32 ; permit 69 
At 22 Chester sq., petition a 68; remonstrance 82 ; ■with- 
drawal of petition 100 
At 23 Indiana place, petition a 100 ; leave to withdra-w 120 
At No. 4 Ferdinand St., petition a 449 ; license granted 490 
1 Northampton place, petition a 023 ; referred 658 ; license 
668 
Masnaclmsetts Hommopathic Hospital — 

Report on grant of land a 101 ; order passed a 116 ; as- 
signed c 122, 155 ; passed c 204, 225 
Children's Hospital — 

Corner Huntington av. and Camden st. : sewer, petition 
a 115 ; report and order for hearing 488 ; hearing 511 ; 
order passed 557 
Petition for leave to establish institution a 159; report, 
order passed a 231 
Houghton, Annie M. — 

18 Perrin St., edgestone, sidewalk, petition a 209 ; order 
passed 234 
Hotighton & Dutton — 

55 Tremont St., electric lights, petition a 803; permit 837 
Houghton, H. J. & Co. — 

118 Halleek St. (ward 22), stable, petition a 508; permit 687 
Houghton, Joseph — 

18 Perrin st. (ward 21), stable, petition a 193; permit 211 
Houlihan, Michael — 

Grievance against police, petition a 356; referred with request 
for hearing a 489, c 503 
Houston, James H. — 

Maple St. (Roxbury), edgestones, petition a 178; order passed 
376 
Hovey, Solomon, Jr. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Howard avenue (ward 20) — 

Stable: near Brook av., petition a 247; permit 375 
Howard, James M. F. — 

Methodist Episcopal church concert, license a 275 
Howard, John — 

Elected supt. Maiden bridge c 111 a 118 
Howard, Maria C, lessee — 

Harrison-av. extension, damages, petition a 690 
Howard street (ward 20) — 

Stable : near Myrtle St., petition a 229 
Howard street — 

Electric lights : at Howard Athenseum, petition a 568; permit 

587 
Corner Somerset st., petition a 568; permit 587, 862 
Howe, George, heirs of — 

64 Devonshire St., steam boiler, petition a 390; permit 404 
Howes, Theodore L., trustee- 
Park St. , sewer abatement a 412 
Hoyt, Eli- 
Saratoga St., near Winthrop bridge, stable, petition a 193; 
permit 211 
Hoyt, Eli W.— 

Saratoga st., near Riverside St., erection of wooden buildings, 
petition c 192; permit a 255, c 257 
Near TrutnbuU St. (ward 2), wooden building, petition 
c 366 ; permit a 395, c 397 
Hoyt, James A. — 

Appointed assistant supt. of Dover-st. bridge a 786 
Hubbard, .lames M. — 

Memorial relating to public library referred c 58, a 68 ; report 

c 665 
Marlborough St., edgestones, petition a 568 ; order passed 590 
Hubbard & Blake- 
Main St., rear, near Alford st. (ward 4) , steam-engine, petition 
and order notice a 52 ; hearing 89 
Hubert, Frank— 

12 Heath place (ward 21), stable, petition a 677; permit 721 
Hudson street — 

Grade established: near Curve st., a 376, 519 
Petition for moderate grade a 413 



Huebener, Albert W. — 

Granite bridge, Neponset, appointment as superintendent, 
petition in favor a 709 
Hughes, Maria — 

Porter St. (ward 23), edgestone abatement; petition a 589 
Huhn, Eliza J.— 

SaluUilion St., edgestones, sidewalks, petition a 549 
Hull street- 
Post : near Commercial St., petition a 229 ; permit 254 ; petition 
a 549 ; permit 574 
Humphrey, Simon P. — 

09 Bower st. (ward 21), stable, petition a 677; leave to with- 
draw 916 
Humphreys street- 
Grading, gutters : petition a 68 
Sprinkling : order passed a 276 
Hunnewell, James F. — 

Donor of volume of Charlestown church records, vote of 
thanks c 58 a 68 
Hunnewell, W. — 

261 Commonwealth av., sidewalk, petition a 667 ; order passed 
701 
Hunt, Rachel H.— 

Roxbury St., personal injuries, petition c 58, a 68 
Hunt, Samuel C— 

Elected representative a 747 
Hunt, William P. et al.— 

Grampian way, grading, etc., petition a 178 
Water St., from Congress to Kilby st., paving, petition a 309 
Huntington aventie — 

Extension : communication of street commissioners referred 
c87; resolve and orderassignedc 302; passed c 325 a 335 
Grading : petition a 334, order passed 357 
Land damages a 488, 808 
Tracks : to West Chester park, report and order notice a 83; 

hearing 116 ; order passed 142 
Sewers, corner Camden St., petition a 115; report and order 
for hearing 488; hearing 511; order passed 557 
Petition a 247 
Children's hospital: corner Camden St., petition of trustees 

a 159; report, order passed 231 
Sprinkling : from Boylston st. to West Chester park, order 

passed a 212 
Plank walk : from railroad bridge to Chester park, petition 

a 24" ; order passed 574 
M. R.R. location : between West Chester park and Parker 

St., j)etition a338 ; permit 558 
l^and junction of Uoylston St., laying out as public park — 

see Parks 
Edgestones : petition a 511 ; order passed 574 

Corner West Newton st., petition a 783; order passed 807 
Brick and plank walks : petition a 649 ; order passed 574 
Telex)hone poles : between Boylston st. and Rogers av., peti- 
tion a 649 ; permit a 576 
Lamp-posts : petition a 580; permit 691 

Mass. Charitable Mechanic Association, license granted a 590 
Highland R.R. stand : petition a 608 
Transparency : petition a 608; permit 646 
Crossing: at Trinity church, petition a 783; report 837 
Sidewalks: corner West Newton St., petition a 803; order 
passed 837 
Huntress, George L., councilman (wai-d 11) — 
Oaths of otiice 1 

Appointed : committee on public library 27 ; claims 420 ; ordi- 
nances 748 
Remarks : 

Confirmation of water commissioner 244 
Inspector of vinegar 246 
City treasurer 324 

Investigation of police commissioner 331 
Salaries of city otiicers .'i23, 756 
Evening high-school 636 
Visit to inspect Corliss pumpiug-engines 648 
Steady work and full time for laborers 650 
City solicitor 671, 682, 703 
Arnold arborettun 792, 862 
Motions to reconsider 845 
Closing offices in City hall 846 
Joiut convention. Mayor's valedictory 849 
Hurley, Michael — 

4 C St., edgestones, petition a 649; order passed 574 
Hurley, M. — 

4 C St., sidewalk, petition a 6-52 
Hurlin, William — 

27 Clarence St., sidewalk, jjetition a 404; order passed 426 
Hussey, Margaret Ann — 

206 West Third St., sidewalk, petition a 369; order passed 395 
Hutchins, Luther — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Hutchins, Uriel M. — 

Appointed measurer of wood and bark a 115 
Hutchinson, Elvira D. — 

Pay due deceased husband, petition a 209 ; leave to withdraw 
a 231 , c 238 
Hyatt, Alpheus — 

Letter on fresh-water sponge a 771 



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Hyde Pai-k, town of— 
Boundui-y lines a 255 

Hyde Park avenue — 

Retaining wall : petition a 159 

Plank walk : petition a 178 ; order passed 276 

Plank sidewalk, etc. : lietween Walk Hill and Mt. Hope sts., 

petition a 209 
Extension to Hyde Park line, petition a 309 
Grading, etc. : petition a 390 

Hyde street- 
Refunding taxes: iietition a 40t; leave to withdraw a 745, 
c748 

I street — 

Sidewalks: between Broadway and Fourth St., petition 
a 151 
Kos. 92-103, petition a 468 ; order passed 485 
Corner Sixth St., petition a 709 
Nos. 16 and 18, petition a 709 
Sprinkling: between Fifth st. and Broadway, petition a 490 
Edgostoncs, sidewalks : petition a 568 ; order passed 591 
Stable: near Sixth St., petition a 593; leave to withdraw 
645 
lugalls, Frederic P. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Improved sewerage — see Sewers 
India street — 

Petroleum, etc. : No. 43, a 235 
India wharf — 

Passenger wagons, etc. — see Omnibuses 
Indiana place — 

Lying-in hospital: at No. 23, petition a 100; leave to with- 
draw 120 
Ingersoll, Ruth H.— 

11 Jess St., edgestone assessment a 94 
Inspection of buildings — see Buildings 
Inspectors of ballast — see Lighters 
Institutions, public — 

Inspection of prisons, etc. — see Coiinty of Suffolk 

Joint standing committee a 12, c 27 

Directors nominated and elected a 33, c 44, 156, a 159, c 173, 

a 180 
Charlestown almshouse, request for $2500 transfer referred 
a 56, c 58; report, order passed a 70, c 74 
Communication from directors recommending discontin- 
uance referred a 56, c 58 ; public hearing ordered c 88, 
a 89; reports, order passed a 140; assigned c 144, 
173, 191; order jjassed to visit cl92; oi'der rejected 
c 298 
Refitting and furnishing, communication from directors 

referred a 357; report a 395, c 397 
Maintenance, request for $7500 referred a 428; reports, 
orders passed a 574, c 577, a 590, c 695 
Neglected children, ordinance passed a 56, c 58 
Release of Clifton F. Parker from the county jail a 56; recon- 
sideration, laid on t.able 72; report accepted a 103 
Topic in mayor's address referred c 80, a 82 
Marcella-st. Home, request for additional estate referred a 84, 
c 86; report, referred a 212, c 217; reports, orders 
passed c 267, a 273, c 509, 536, a 650 
Greenwood st. — see Greenwood st. 

Transfers of $8000 for furnishing buildings, etc. a 84, c 86, 
a 93 ; laid on table c 95 ; referred c 154 ; non-concm-- 
rencealo9; adherence c 174, a 179; concurrence c 182; 
report, order passed a 212; laid on table c 217 ; passed 
269 
Erecting new buildings, request for $11000 additional 
api)ropriation referred a 94; investigation ordered 
c 95 ; amendment a 100 ; Laid on table c 107 ; report, 
order for transfers a 101, c 108, 130; referred to joint 
special committee c 154 ; non-concurrence a 150 ; ad- 
herence c 175; concurrence a 179; report, assigned 
c 267 ; order passed c 269 ; order to report ordinance 
passed c 285, a 293 
Discontinuance of Greenwood St., communication re- 
ferred a 357 
Report of inspectors of prisons referred a 395 
Austin farm, telegraph line a 93, 142 
Petitions for pardon : 

James McCartney, release refused a 120 
Pauper expenses, request for $24000 to pay for support of 
pauper women in State institutions, referred a 140; re- 
port, order passed a 168 c 174 
Resignation of directors a 210, 230; referred c 230; report, 

assigned c 269 ; resolve passed c 279, a 293 
Notice of organization of directors a 273 
Election of directors c 279, a 293, c 300 
Annual report a 483 

Frederick Merrill, release from county jail a 472 
Deer island, water supply, communication referred a 518; re- 
ports, orders passed a 574, c 577, a 590, c 596 
John J. Sullivan, release from county jail a 616 
Lunatic asylum, steam-heating, request for additional appro- 
priation referred a 680 
Instruction, public — 

Joint standing committee a 12, c 27 



Ireland — 

Invitation to meeting at Faneuil Hall accepted a 70 ; substi- 
tute resolves passed c 75 ; reconsideration declared re- 
fused c 80; substitute resolve otl'ered .and assigned c 86; 
indelinitC'ly jjostponed c 96 
Resolves of sympathy for Ireland, indefinitely postponed 
cl26 
Irvin, Samuel — 

Restrictions in conditions of deed to Anson Dexter, petition 
a 803 ; order passed a 838, c 844 
Irvine, Margaret A. — 

Fourth St., personal injuries, petition a 83; leave to with- 
draw a 197 c 198 
Island street (ward 20) — 

Stable : petition a 273 ; permit 594 

Jackson, Charles E. et al. — 

F St., macadamizing, crosswalk, petition a 549; report 617 
Jackson, Samuel tt al. — 

Aldcn pi., Jamaica Plain, lamp, petition a 549; report 890 
Jackson, Thomas — 

Cabot St., sidewalk, petition a 652; order passed 721 
Jackson, Thomas A. — 

Nominated and elected second assistant assessor c 144, 172, 
a 179 
Jacobs, A. — 

161 Court St., electric light, permit a 587 
Jacobs, Bela T. — 

Commercial St., sewer abatement a 170 
Jacobs, D. H. & Son — 

96 and 98 Sudbury St., steam-boiler, petition a 881; permit 
916 
Jacobs, Henry fi a/.— 

Corner Nonantum and Market sts., Brighton, watering trough, 
petition a 229 ; order passed a 340, c 343 
Jacobs, Jacob et al. — 

Walden St., sewer, petition a 483; report and order for hear- 
ing 586 ; hearing 589 ; order passed 669 
Jamaica Pond Aqueduct Co.— see Water 
Jamaica Pond Ice Co. — 

2241 Washington st., loss of horse in catch-basin, petition 
a 490 

Damages to horses, petition a 616 
Jamaica street (ward 3.3) — 

St.able : near South st. , petition a 593 ; permit 645 
Jaquith, Edwin — 

School St. (ward 23), personal injuries, petition c 58 a 68 
Jeffries Club — 

Sumner St., petition that it be lighted a 229 
Jeffcott, T. W.— 

Pay of lost coupon authorized c 800, a 803 
Jenks, Thomas L. — 

Elected president of board of directors of East Boston ferries 
a 294 
Jenks, Thomas L. ct al. — 

North Russell St., paving, petition a 511 
Jenney, Jolin — 

Commercial St., sewer abatement a 170 
Jenney, Stephen & Co. — ■ 

2 Central wharf, petroleum and coal oils, renewal of license 
a 170 

Second St., same a 170 
Jess street — 

Edgestones : No. 11, abatement and assessment a 94 
No. 8, abatement and assessment a 473 
Jewett, Nathaniel M. — 

St. Charles St., stone wall, petition a 178 

Columbus av., B. & A. R.R. crossing, conveyance of right to 
occupy land a 213 

20-24 Cazenove pi., edgestones, sidewalks, petition a 369; 
order passed 394 

Corner Columbus av. and Cazenove place, edgestones, side- 
walks, petition a 652 
John A. Andrew street (ward 23) — 

Wooden building : movement from Centre st., petition a 511 ; 
permit 657 
Johnson, Charles P. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Johnson, George S. — 

Curve St. (ward 12) , stable, petition a 273 ; examination by fire 
commissioners a 359, 378 ; report 369; remonstrance 378; 
recommittal 378 ; permit 592 
Johnson, Jennie L. — 

Rear 656 Seventh st., stable, petition a 273; permit 294 

656 East Seventh st., sidewalk, petition a 667 
Johnson, John M. — 

Appointed superintendent South Boston scales a 115 
Johnson, Willard L. — 

Johnson pi. (ward 24), stable, petition a 334; permit 358 
Johnson place (ward 24) — 

Stable: petition a 334; permit 358 
Johnson & Young — 

Warren bridge, lease of building, oi-der passed a 171, c 173, 183 
Jones, Charles A. — 

Faneuil Hall market, transfer of certain stalls and cellar, 
report a 234 



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INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Jones & Cook — 

620 East Second St., erection of wooden building, petition 

c 192 ; permit a 255, c 257 
Second st., near H St., water-pipe, order passed a 789 
Jones, Edward J. — 

Appointed police commissioner a 115 c 122, 155 
Order for removal referred o 330, a 335 
Jones, Edward J. & R. S. Covell, executors— 

Faneuil Hall market, transfer of certain stalls and cellar, 
report a 234 
Jones, L. U. — 

543-7 Dorchester av., sidewalk, petition a 589 
Pleasant st. (ward 24), sidewalk, petition a 589 
36, 38, and 40 Colony St., edgestones, sidewalks, petition 
a 733 
Jones, Thomas G. et al. — 

Culvert St., from Cabot to Tremout sts., pelition to put in or- 
der a 616 ; order passed 631 
Jones, William K. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Jordan, James C. et al.— 

Passage-A\ay from Dartmouth to Exeter sts., lamps, petition 
a 763 
Jordan, Marsh & Co. — 

450-472 Washington St., and Avon st., electric lights, permit 
a 616 ; petition 639 ; permit 659 
Joslin, Gilman — 

Enfield st., sewer abatement a 412 
Joy street- 
Sewer: near Beacon St., petition a 404, report and order for 
hearing 455 ; hearimj 468 ; order passed 488 ; report of cost 
referred 837 
Stable : No. 39, petition a 733; permit 774 
Judge, Daniel — 

96 W. Third St., sidewalk, petition a 589 
Judiciary — 

Standing committee of common council H 
Report on powers of city council c 97 
Judkins, C. S. et al. — 

K and Ninth sts., crosswalks, order passed a 293 
Judkins, Ella F.— 

209 K St., edgestone, sidewalk, petitiori a 115; order passed 
295 
Jurors— sen Covnty of Suffoll^ 

JC street-^ 

Edgestonc, sidewalk : at No. 209, petition a 115; order passed 
295 

Sidewalk : corner Ninth St., petition a 115 ; order passed 295 
At Nos. 201, 205, petition a 178 ; order passed 295 

Stables : at No. 16, petition a 178 ; permit 275 

Petweeu Eighth and Ninth sts., petitioo a 247 ; report 358 ; 
permit 378, 393 

Crosswalk : order passed a 295 

Edgestones : No. 211, order passed a 295 

Tree : No. 197, removal, petition a 568 

Passenger wagons ; to excursion boats, licenses granted 
a 573 
Kaiser, Max— 

526 Dudley St., sidewalk, petition a 709 

89 and 91 George St., edgestones, petition a 709 
Kaller, Michael J. — 

77 Baxter st., edgestones, order passed a 617 

77 Baxter St., sidewalk, petition a 690 
Kallmann, Marcus — 

Aiipointed constable a 589, 630 
Kearsarge avenue — 

Tree : No. 1, removal, petition a 667 ; report 701 
Keefe, Maggie — 

Beacon st., damages, petition c 48, a 52 
Keenan, Frank — 

Dover st., edgestones, abatement a 94 
Keene, Albert A. — 

Faneuil Hall market, transfer stall 89 a 34 
Keene, Alonzo— 

Faneuil Hall market, transfer of stall 89 a 34 
Keith, David B.— 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Keith, F. A. et al.— 

Blue Hill av., sidewalk, petition a 309; order passed 591 
Keith, Francis A. ct al. — 

Blue Hill av., at Woodbine St., crosswalks, petition a 690 
Keith, George H.— 

Appointed measurer of leather a 568 
Keith, Marcus M.— 

Appointed public weigher a 133 
Xieith, Koswell P.— 

Appointed measurer of upper leather a 115 
Kellett, William W — 

Underground shafting from 256 Purchase st, to 175-179 Sum- 
mer St., petition a 783; order passed 807 
Kelley, Bridget et al,^ 

East Lenox St., lamps, petition a 247 
Kelley, John — 

Commercial St., sewer abatement a 170 
Appointed public weigher a 247 



Kelley, Stephen P.— 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Kelly, I). D.— 

Complaint against a constable, referred a 667 
Kelly, D. D. et al.— 

Li\'erpool-st. line of cars, petition for hearing a 429 ; order for 
hearing 456; hearing 483; remonstrance of D. D. Kelly 776 
Kelly, John F.— 

Nominated and elected second assistant assessor c 144, 172, 
a 179, c 182 
Kelly, Margaret — 

Henchman St., sewer abatement a 790 
Kelly, Michael- 
Monument St. (ward 3), stable, petition a 12; permit 211 
Near Bunker Hill St., wooden addition to building, petition 
a 568, 589 
Kelly, Sabina — 

Dorchester av., sidewalks, petition a 549; order passed 574 
Kelly, Thomas — 

Paving department, pay for injuries, petition c 303; leave to 
withdraw 536 
Kelso, J. G.— 

24 and 26 South Eden st. (ward 24) , connection of wooden 
buildings, petition a 334 ; permit a 395, c 396 
Kerne, A. — 

Faneuil Hall market, transfer stall No. 89 a 586 
Kemp, James A.— 

656 Dorchester av., stable, petition a 273; leave to withdraw 

721 
Kemp St., lamps, reports a 890 
Kemp, James et a I. — 

Kemp-st. sewer, petition a 82 
Kemp street— 

Sewer : petition to rebuild a 83 
Lamps : report a 890 
Kendall, A. A.— 

1 Victoria st. (ward 24), stable, petition a 803; permit 838 
Kendall, Charles C, — 

Nominated and elected second assistant assessor c 144, 172, 
a 179 
Kendall, George P.-^ 

418 Tremont St., steam-engine, hearing a 449; permit 557 
Kendall, Salma — 

Appointed measurer of wood and bark a 115 
Appointed public weigher a 589 
Kendall street — 

Lying-in hospital : at No. 9, petition a 32 ; permit 69 
Kendrick street — 

Widening : petition for pay a 783 
Kendrick street (Brighton) — 

Grading, macadamizing ; from Lake st. to Newton line, order 
passed a 357 
Kenilworth street — 

Grammar school-house site, orders passed a 806; assigned 
c833 
Keniston, Jonathan- 
Border St. (ward 1), stable, petition a 89; permit 121 
Near No. 297, stable, petition a 568; permit 668 
Kenna, James W. — 

Terrace St., corner Cedar st. (ward 22), stable, petition a 623, 
permit 638 
Kennedy, George G. — 

Lincoln-st. widening, $1592.50 damages, order passed a 701 
Kennedy, Henry P.— 

Appointed constable a 568 ; bond approved a 580 
Kenney, James W.^ 

Terrace St., near Cedar st. (Roxbury), steam-engine, pelition 
and order notice a 804; hearing 881 
Kenney, John — 

Nominated and elected weigher and inspector of lighters 
a 180, c 182 
Kenney, Patrick — 

Appointed public weigher a 115 
Keyes street (ward 23) — 

Stable : No. 113, petition a 803 ; permit 838 
Kidder, H. P. et al.— 

Act relating to elections. Bacon's ballot-box, petition a 353 
Kidder, Winthrop M. et nl. — 

Liverpool st., M. R.R. cars, petition for hearing a 607 
Kidney, Charles J. — 

Nominated and elected second assistant assessor c 144, 172, 
a 179 
Kidney & Libby— 

Summer-st., driveway of Boston Sugar Refinery, removal of 
trees, permit a 142 
Kilby street — 

Crosswalk : No. 20, petition a 229 
Paving : petition a 309 ; order passed 337 
Kilduff, Sarah— 

602 Tremont st., personal injuries, petition a 100 
Killam, John — 

Minden st., lamps, report a 890 
Killion, John J.— 

Appointed public weigher a 115 
Kimball, Corinne — 

Permit to appear at Oakland Garden a 557 



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Kimball, Moses — 

Piii'k sq., enclosure of ground, petition a 209 
Kimball, Theodore G. ft al.— 

St. Charles St., new houses, remonstrance a 193 
King, Ann — 

208 West Third St., sidewalk, petition a 404; order 
passed 426 
King, Edward A. et al. — 

Shawmut av., between West Brookline st. and Chester sq., 
paving, petition a 652 
King, George A. — 

Nominated and elected second assistant assessor c 144, 172, 
a 179 
King street — 

Widening : damages a 231 

Telegraph pole : corner Roxbury st., removal, petition 

a 589 
Edgestone, sidewalk : petition a 5S9 ; order passed 616 
King street (ward 24) — 

Trees and tree-boxes : petition to replace a 178 
Kingman, George W. — 

Elected first assistant assessor c 111, a 116 
Kingston, Bridget F. — 

Henchman St., sewer abatement a 790 
Kinney, John E. — 

.57(5 Warren st. (Ward 21) , stable, petition a 709 ; permit 774 
Kirkland street — 

No. 24, cancellation of bond and issue of new agreement a 196, 
cl9S 
Kittredge, Charles F.— 

13 Ashmont St., sidewalk, petition a 369; order passed 395 
Kittredge, Charles F. et al. — 

A.shmont et. and street leading therefrom, edgestones, peti- 
tion a 32 ; order passed 341 
Kitts, John — 

Appointed assistant sup't of Mt. Washington-av. bridge 
a 7S6 
Klitzke, Ileinheld — 

208 Pleasant st., steam boiler, permit a 616 
Knajjp, Frederick P. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Knapp, Russell R. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 6 JO 
Knapp street — 

Sewer : report of cost referred a 20 
Abatement of assessment a 210 
Ivneeland street — 

Lantern at Nos. 170-172, petition a 68 ; leave to withdraw 84 
Widening : petitions a 309 ; communication of street com- 
misisioners referred a 623 ; report referred a 630 ; report, 
order passed a 807 ; referred c 818 ; report assigned c 909 ; 
order passed c 919, a 917 
Location, South Boston R.R. Co., petitions in aid a 309; 
report and order for hearing 574 ; hearing postponed 608 ; 
report and order notice 617; hearing 623, 652; order 
passed 807 
Defective sewer: No. 58, abatement of nuisance, petition 

a 404 
Sidewalks : alteration, petition a 404 ; order passed 485 
M. R.R. tracks: additional locations for Belt line of cars, 
petition a 589 ; report and order notice 617 ; hearing 652 
Middlesex R.R. tracks : additional location, report and order 

notice a 590, bearing 623 
S. B. R.R. tracks : use by Middlesex R.R. Co. a 855 
B. & A. R.R. tracks : removal, petition a 855; order passed 

a 887, c 895 
Underground telegraph and telepb.one wires : permit a 888, 
913 
Knight, Sarah J. — 

Parker St., sewer abatement a 412 
Knott Refrigerator Co.— 

95 Fulton St., steam-engine, petition and order notice a 89; 
hearing 132 ; permit 160 
Knowlton, D. C— 

342 Beacon St., sidewalk, petition a 733; order passed 775 
ICnowlton street — 

Edgestones, sidewalks: petition a 309 
Keen, Miles — 

Nominated and elected supt. Chelsea bridge (north draw) 
a 235 
Krogman, Samuel B. — 

Elected first assistant assessor c 111, a 116 
Kuntz, George — 

Wise place (ward 23), revision of award for taking land, 
petition a 783 
Kyle, Amos M. — 

Leverett st., sewer abatement, order passed a 889 

L street — 

Macadamizing : near First st., petition a 209 
Grading, gravelling : order passed a 455 

Stable: corner Third St., petition a 690; report 774; 
permit 789 
Laborers [see also Mechanics] — 

Pay of city laborers, resolve laid on table c 263 ; order laid on 
table a 498; substitute passed a 614, c 6:33 



Pay of laborers in health and paving departments c 266; in- 
definitely postponed c 270 
Pay of laborers employed by W. L. & B. Hoblitzell, order 

passed c 267 ; indefinitely postponed a 273 
Committees and pay of laborers, order passed c 269; laid on 

table a 274; indefinitely postponed a 316 
Increase of pay, order referred c 305 

Proposed vacation, order indefinitely postponed c 330, 343 
Time of paying laborers, order assigned c 386, 401; passed 
c 419 ; referred a 422 ; report referred to next city govern- 
ment a 861, c 911 
Ordinance passed to provide for pay c 509, 536; indefinitely 

postponed a 551, 571 
Steady work and full time, order passed c 650; substitute 
passed a 657, c 663 
Lagrange street — 

Lantern and sign : No. 22, petition a 667; permit 680 
Lagrange street (ward 23) — 

Wooden building : erection near Washington St., petition 
c 545 ; report c 561, 578 ; order ruled out o 598 
Lamartine street — 

Grading, macadamizing : petition a51; order passed 485 
Edgestone abatement a 197 

Edgestones, sidewalks; petitions a 549, 608; order passed 631 
Sewer : report and order notice a 681 ; hearing 690 ; order 
passed 775 ; report of cost referred 855 
Lamb, Abraham J. — 

Elected representative a 747 
Lambert avenue — 

Sidewalks : petition a 568 ; order passed 807 
Extension : damages a 789, 862 
Lambert, William W. — 

Passenger wagon from Field's Corner to Neponset, license 
a 590 
Laming & Drisco -— 

75 Albion St., sidewalk, petition a 209 ; order passed 254 
420-424 Tremout St., sidewalk, petition a 209 ; order passed 

234 
Commercial st., near Linden st. (ward 24), wooden addition to 
building, petition a 6-52; report no action necessary a 862 
Lamps — 

Standing committee a 12 

Annual report of superintendent a 14 

Alley between Union park and Waltham st. a 12 

Superintendent authorized to purchase supplies and employ 

men a 24 
Court rear of 118 Foundry St. a 32, 890 
New England Automatic Gas Light Co., method of lighting 

lamps, petition a 82 
George H. ..-Vllen appointed superintendent of lamps a 82 
Committee authorized to visit other, cities a 102 
Pay of a deceased employe a 121, c 122 
Passageway south of Williams market, corner Dover and 

Washington sts. a 273, 890 
Pay due deceased lamplighters a 254, c 257, a 275, c 278 
Ritchie Street Lighting Co., exhibition of lamps, petition 

a 549 
Passageway leading from 91 Chambers st. to Leverett st. 

a '593, 890 
Passageway from Commonwealth av. to Newbury st. a 652 ; 

report 890 
American Gas Lighting Co., invitation accepted a 710 
The Thermo and Electric Gas Lighting Co., petition a 68; 

proposal referred a 334, o37; report, order passed a 721 
Passageway rear Commonwealth av. and Marlboro' St. a 677, 

890 
Passageway rear 350-372 Columbus av. a 709, 915 
Passageway from Dartmouth to Exeter sts. a 763 
Passageway between Columbus av., Springfield and Worces- 
ter sts. a 881, 915 
Alden place, Jamaica Plain a 549, 899 
Alger St. a 890 

AUand.alo St., near Centre st. a 690, 916 
Allston Heights, Brighton a 568, 890 
Atwood av. (ward 22) a 247, 890 
Avon St. (ward 23) a 639, 690, 783, 890 
Blue Hill av., junction with Norfolk st. a 916 
Border st. a 881 
Bowdoin sq. a 890 
Brooks St. (ward 23) , a 855 
Buena Vista av. a 709, 915 
Centre St. (ward 23) a 915 
Centre st. (ward 24) a 915 
Champuey st. a 890 
Church St. a 890 

Codman st., between Washington st. and Dorchester av. a 836 
Commercial St., rear No. 490 a 334 
Creek sq. a 132, 890 
Dana place a 690, 890 
Delle av. a 690, 890 
Earl St. a 890 
East Lenox st. a 247 
Elmore st. a 468, 890 
Evans st. a 890, 915 
Everett st. (E.B.) a 589, 890 
Foundry av. (ward 13) a 229, 890 



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Gardner St. a 890 

Globe alley a 881 

Globe alley, No. 4 a 568 

Harbor View st. a 763 

Harvard av., near engine-house a 30&, 890 

Hathaway st. (ward 23) a 209, 890 

Hawthorne st. a 763, 915 

Holdeu St. a 890 

Hollis place (ward 25) a 652, 890 

Kemp St. a 890 

Lawrence st. (Charlestown), N"o. 35 a 549 

Lucas St. a 580, 916 

M st-, between First and Third sts. a 733, 915 

Madison st. (ward 24) a 677, 890 

Main St., near Austin st. (Charlestown) a 763 

Mill-st. court (ward 4) a 404 

Millet St. (Dorchester) a 803 

Minden st. a 890 

Mt. Everett st. a 178, 890 

Nelson st. a 890, 915 

Norfolk St. (ward 24) a 178, 915 

Oriole st. (ward 23) a 589 

Palmer place (ward 20) a 652, 890 

Pearl st. a 890 

Pevear place a 915 

Porcelain place a 690, 890 

Rutland place a 309, 916 

Rutland St., No. 7 a 568, 915 

Seneca st. a 890 

Shelby St., between Princeton and Saratoga sts. a 760 

Sparhawk av. a 568, 890 

Spring lane a 890 

Sumner st. a 229 

Terrace av. (ward 23) a 677, 890 

Thompson sq. (Charlestown) a 837 

Townsend place 549, 890 

Tremont place a 890 

Tremont st., No. 264 a 915 

Union st. (ward 25) a 209, 890 

Wakiut av. a 890 

Waverley st. (ward 21) a 709, 890 

Willow court a 890 

Wyoming st. a 890 

Electric lights : — 

ScoUay sq., common and public garden, petition a 881 
New England Weston Electric Light Co., 159 Beach St., 
permit a 808 
Lighting streets, petition a 881 ; referred to next board 
of aldermen a 887 
Brush Electric Light Co., Scollay sq., petition a 159; order 
passed 180 
Changes in location, petition a 193; order passed 212 
Petitions in favor a 881 
Corner Tremont and Boylston sts., petition a 490; 

leave towithdraw 557 
Atlantic av. line of posts, petition a 511 
Lighting streets, petition a 803; petitions in favor 

836, 881,887; orders passed 862, 887 
Corner Court and Hanover sts., permit a 837 
Lancaster and Causeway sts., petition a 855; order 

passed 887 
Causeway and Merrimac sts., petition a 912 
American Electric Light Co., Public garden, petition 
a 652 
City ball, petition c 664; order passed c 689, a 695 
Larapry, John S. — 

Harwich St., edgestones, order passed a 426 
Sidewalks, petition a 568; order passed 591 
Lamson, Charles L). — 

Prince St., near Commercial St., paving, petition a 589 
Lamson street — 

Edgestone abatement : No. 3, petition a 229 
Lancaster street — 

Steam-engine : at Nos. 3-7, petition and order notice a 160, 

hearing 209 ; permit 485 
Electric light poles : petition a 855; order passed 887 
Landry, Mary — ■ 

Nashua St., personal injuries, petition a 20, c 25; leave to 
withdraw a 139, c 144 
Lands, Public — 

Joint standing committee a 12, c 27 

Care of sidewalks a 12_, c 16, 28, a 32 

Report of street commissioners a 22 

Shawmut av. and Middlesex St., release of conditions in deed 

of estates, petition c 58, a 68 ; order passed a 196, c 198 
Change of restrictions to conditions on landc 79,207, a 210 
Proposal to buy city property adjoining 47 to 61 Medford st. 

(Charlestown) a 89 
North St., mortgage discharged a 101 
Northampton-st. district, grade damages, petition a 159 
Nuisance on Harrison av., petition c 176; report c 384, a 390 
24 Kirkland St., cancellation of bond and issue of new agree- 
ment a 196, c 198 
Shawmut av. , corner Middlesex St., release of condition in deed 

a 196, c 198 
Additions to Marcella st. Home — see Institutions 



Report of Inspectors of prisons, on Marcella st. Home — see 

Institutions 
Heath St., estate of Richard Holmes, removal of projecting 

fence a 316, c 322 
100 Worcester St., release of conditions, petition c 245, a 253; 

report, order passed a 490, c 503 
West Brookline st., corner Washington, change of conditions 

in deeds, petition c 328 ; order passed a 342, c 343 
Gibson St., deed to Darius Eddy, change in conditions a 342, 

c343 
Rejjort and ordinance relating to deeds referred a 342; report 

of ordinance a 420 ; ordinance passed c 441, a 449 
Greenwood st., discontinuance — see Greenwood st. 
Unused city land and buildings, orders passed c 384 a 390, 

c 731, a 7.36 
Brighton poor farm, orders passed to sell and cancel lease 

c 384, a 390 
Restrictions instead of conditions on lands sold, order to 

report ordinance c 385, a 390; report, oi'der passed a 586, 

c594 
Clinton St., estate of Robert Codman ct al., mortgage a 395, 

405, c 415 
Offer for lands in Winthrop a 568 
Release of conditions in deed, petition a 549 ; order passed 

c 607, a 608 
Conditions in deed to Alonzo Dexter, petition of Emma F. 

Hall a 623; order passed a 658, c 663 
Release of conditions in deed, petition of James L. Plimpton 

c 688 ; order passed c 731, a 736 
Unsafe buildmg 726 Albany St., order passed c 800, a 803 
Conditions in deed to Auson Dexter, petition of Samuel Irvin 

a 803 ; order passed a 838, c 844 
Lane, Samuel — 

Shawmut av., personal injuries, petition a 32, c 43; leave to 

withdraw a 180, c 182 
Lane, Susan M. — 

■291 Beacon St., sidewalk, order passed a 887 
Lane, Thomas J. et al. — 

Curve and Hudson sts., moderate grades, petition a 413 
Lane 8c King — 

86 and 90 Longwood av., authorized to enclose sidewalk, etc., 

a 35 
Lang, Mary- 
Winter St., personal injuries, leave to withdraw a 83, c 86 
Laninger, John — 

German St., near Washington st. (ward 23) , stable, petition 

a 2S9; permit 314 
Lark street- 
Sidewalks : petition a 667 
Lauten, Albert F., councilman (ward 14) — 
Oaths of oifice 1 
Appointed : committee on city hospital 27 ; printing 27 ; 

streets 27 ; paving 27; fourth of July 259 
Elected : trustee of Mt. Hope cemetery a 33, c 44 
Remarks : 

Badges for councilmen 10 

Care of sidewalks and j'ards in front of public buildings 
and grounds 16 

Bill of Hall & Whipple 16 

Coasting on common 43 

Petition of John Reardon 58, 151 

Jomt rules and orders 60 

Hot dinners for employes on improved sewerage 61 

Ward 19 contested election case 64 

Publication of names of jurors 67 

Marcella-street Home 95, 154, 175 

Joint orders, ordinances and licenses 123 

A question of privilege 126 

Extension of Harrison av. and D st. 128, 686 

Water street " flat-iron" estate 131 

Report of inspector of vinegar 198 

Point Shirley railroad 218 

Ward 13 contested election case 222 

Putting sand and gravel on railroad tracks 238 

Prince school-horse yard 238 

Inspector of vinegar 245 

Pay of laborers 2e4 

Pay of regular reporters 268 

Fourth of July 278 

Fixing hour of adjournment 306 

Removal of fences from public squares 326 

Broadway extension 326, 477 

Rules ard orders of common council 349, 363 

Broadway bridge 351 

Public library examination 367 

Old state house 383 

Brighton poor farm 384 

Restrictions on public lands sold 385 

Pension to officer Wasgatt 387 

Music stand on common 398 

Public parks 463, 830 

Woodward defalcation 502 

Hearing on petition of Michael Hourihan 503 

Care of plants in winter 505 

Salaries of city officers 523, 539, 576, 756 

Change of seats in council chamber 560 



INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



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Mystic-valley sewer 564 
Inspection of provisions 578 
Evening higli scliool 596 
Corliss puniping-engincs 724 
Memorial historj' of Boston 865 
City point park 868 
Widening Kneeland st. 909, 919 
Law department — 

Subdivision of duties, expediency of amending ordinance 
referred o 50, a 52 ; report c 156 ; ordinance passed c 176, 
a 179 
City Solicitor — 

Administers oaths of office to clerk of common council 3 
Semi-annual report a 452 
Opinions — 

Ward 19 contested election case c 48 
Recount of aldermanic vote a 83 
Conference with judiciary committee c 97 
Conveyance of public laud for nominal consideration 

a 117 
Licensing theatres, etc. c 122 
Election returns from precinct 3, ward 13, a 136 
Petition of Benjamin F. Anthony a 160 
Commissioner on the sinking funds c 279 
Sinking funds, legal obligations of treasurer 354 
Order relating to parks c 445 
Edward P. Nettleton nominated and elected city solicitor 

a 294, c 300; resignation a 668, c 671 
Compilation of decisions, order referred c 389 
Nominations, a 679, c 682, 740; election assigned a 679; 
ballotings c 682, a 695, c 703, a 709, c 723, a 736; elec- 
tion c 748, a 763 
Testimonials by members of Suffolk bar c 705 
Decisions in hands of late city treasurer, order passed 
a 679, c 683 
Corporation counsel — 

Order for nominating committee assigned c 192; passed 

c 204, a 210 
John P. Healy nominated and elected a 294, c 300 
Opinions — 

Vacancies by resignation c 547, 698 
Assistant harbor master a 572 
Lamp aepartment a 584 
General meeting of citizens a 614 
Pay of laborers 614 
Underground telegraph wires a 914 
Lawrence, Daniel S. — 

Nominated and elected supt. Chelsea bridge (south draw) 
a 235 
Lawrence, Harriet M. — 

Lambert av. extension, $7,300 damages, order passed a 789 
Lawrence J. Parker — 

Faneull Hall market, transfer of stall No. 30 a 140 
Lawrence street — 

Petition to put In order between Berkeley and Clarendon sts., 
a 593 
Lawrence street (Charlestown) — 
Lamp : No. 35, petition a 549 
Sewer : petition a 549 

Sidewalks : petition a 549 ; order passed 574 
Leach, George C. — 

Lewis park, sidewalk, trees, petition a 289 ; report a 452, 
c460 
Leahy, Maria — 

Pay due Daniel Leahy, deceased, order passed a 837, c 844, 
898 
Learnard George E. — 

Elected representative a 747 
Learned, S. S. et al. — 

Western av. (Brighton), between North Harvard and Market 
sts., paving, petition a 51 
Leary, Margaret — 

Blossom St., personal Injuries, petition a 32, c 43; leave to 
withdraw a 89, c 95 
Leases — 

3 and 5 Water St., petition a 68 ; lease authorized c 231, a 132 
Annual report of leases held by city a 311 
Leather — 

Measurers appointed a 568 
Upper leather : measurers appointed a 115, 549 
Leatherbeo, W. H. and Son — 

122 East Dedham St., sidewalk, petition a 593 
Corner Albany and East Dedham sts., steam boiler, pei-mit a 
916 
Leavltt, A. M. — 

Appointed officer to make complaint in cases of violation of 

ordinances a 100, 677 
Appointed truant officer a 100 
Appointed constable a 100, 589, 630 
Leavltt, Thomas — 

Elected first assistant assessor c 111, a 116 
Lee, William H.— 

Nominated and elected clerk of committees a 70, c 74 
Lee street — 

Sewer : report of cost referred a 14 
Abatement a 645 



Lee street (ward 23) — 

Stable : corner Child st., petition a 549 ; permit 572 
Leeds, James P. — 

Appointed officer to make complaint in cases of violation of 

ordinances a 100, 677 
Appointed truant officer a 100 
Appointed constable a 100, 589, 630 
Legg, George M. D. and Wesley E. A. — 

Faneull Hall market, transfer of cellar No. 6, report a 700 
Legislative matters- 
Joint standing committee a 12, c 27 
Inspection of buildings, amendment of chap. 197, acts ISSO, 

order to petition c 10, 28, a 32, c 46, a 52 
Mystic-valley sewer — see Water 
Charles-river embankment, orders to petition c 28, a 32, 893, 

c896 
Recounting of ballots, draft of act, order to petition c 29, 
49; laid on table a 52; referred c 61; indciinitely post- 
poned a 72 
Powers of aldermen, transfer to city council, order to jjeti- 

tlon passed c 29 
Committee's reports of pending petitions, etc.: first c 46; 
second a 53 ; third a 70 ; fourth c 87 ; fifth c 112 ; sixth c 131 
Waste of water, order to petition c 50, a 52 
Elevated railroads, order to oppose a 71; indefinitely post 

poned c 77 
Water supply from Shawshine river, communication from 
water boai-d, order passed to petition a 72, c 74; com- 
munication fi-om water board referred a 784 
Prison-point flats, extension of time for filling, order to 

petition a 120, c 122 
New elections in case of doubtful returns, order assigned 

c 208 ; referred c 225 
Extension of Grand Junction wharves — see Harbor 
Resignations of public offices, order referred c 637; report 

c 834; order passed c 847 
Enlargement of powers of common council, order referred 

c 650 ; report c 834 ; order passed c 847 
Limiting expenditures, order oflered a 670; assigned a 678; 
passed a 699 ; referred e 705 ; report, assigned c 800 ; re- 
jected c 871 
Inspection of provisions, — see Health 
Elevated railroad, notice of intention to petition a 709 
Inspection of vinegar, order to petition x'assed c 762, 848, a 855 
Charles-river andWarrcn bridges, ti-ansfer of Commonwealth's 

title to city, order to petition a 858, c 865 
Boston and Albany railroad tracks, removal from Kneeland 
St. order to petition a 887, c 895 
Leighton, John W. — 

Elected representative a 747 
Lennon, Bernard — 

Orange court, grade damages, petition a 159; leave to with- 
draw c 607,~'a 608 
Lennon, Nancy — 

Reed's court, sewer assessment a 180 
Lennon, Timothy — 

1445 Tremont st., edgestones, petition a 690 
Lenox street — 

Grading, paving: between Shawmut av. and Tremont St., 

petition a 51 
Claims : personal Injuries a 89 
Steam-engine : at Nos. 84-86 ; petition and order notice a 89 ; 

hearing 132 ; permit 160 
Paving : from Shawmut av. to Tremont St., petition a 422 
Leonard, Hannah L. — 

Greenougli av., personal injuries, petition a 709 
Leonard, Julia — 

Commercial St., sewer abatement a 170 
Leonard street (ward 24) — 

Stables : Nos. 26 and 28, petition a 247 ; permit 275 
Leverett street — ■ 

Claims : damages a 100 

Sewer : petition to lower to Minot st. a 422 ; report and order 
for hearing 455 ; hearing 468 ; order passed 488 
Abatements a 889 
Leveroni, Braggio — 

3 Fulton court, stable, petition a 589 ; leave to withdraw 629 
Lewis, Albert et ai. — 

Lewis wharf, sewer, petition that it be cleaned a 623 
Levy, George A. & Co. — 

75 Essex st., steam-engine, petition a 452 ; permit 473 
Lewis, George et al. — 

Palmer place (ward 20), lamps, petition a 652; report 890 
Lewis park — 

Sidewalk, trees : petition a 289 ; report a 452, c 460 
Sidewalks, edgestones : order passed a 426 
Lewis, Stephen L. — 

7 North av. (ward 24), grade damages, petition a 209 
Lewis street (ward 2) — 

Wooden bitilding: corner Marginal st., ei-ectlou, petition 
a 608, c 664; leave to withdraw c 664, a 667 
Lewis wharf- 
Sewer : petition that it be cleaned a 623 
Lewis, W. G. — 

711-713 East Seventh St., edgestone, sidewalk, petition a 229; 
order passed 254 



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Lewis, Woodbury L. — 

Appointed fence viewer a 255, c 257 
Lexington street (ward 2) — 

Stable : corner Border st., petition a 51 ; leave to withdraw 721 
Sidewalk : No. 239, petition a 639 
Libbey, Marita M. — 

Ninth St., personal injuries, petition al93; leave to withdraw 
a 313, c 322 
Liberty square — 

Steam-engine : Mason building, petition and order notice 

a 32 ; hearing 82 ; permit 94: 
Paving ; petition a 3u9 ; order passed 357 
Libraries — 

Pablic Library — 

Joint standing committee a 12, c 27, 270 

Trustees nominated and elected a 34, c 43, a 193, c 198 

Memorial from James M. Hubbard referred c 58, a 68; 

report c 665, a 667 
Topic in mayor's address referred c 80, a 82 
Examining committee, amendment of ordinance, referred 

a 89, c 95 ; reports c 286, 380 ; recommitted c 399 
Ventilation, order referred c 155 ; report, amended order 

passed a 168, c 174 
Use of Bates hall, order referred c 270, a 273; report, 

order passed o 286, a 293 
South-end branch in English High and Latin school build- 
ing, order passed c 333, a 335 
Sale of estate 37 Boylston St., order reported c 305; laid 

on table c 327 
Plans for new building, and sale of estate, communication 
from trustees referred a 337 ; report, order for sale 
taken from table, amended and passed c 349 ; amended 
and passed a 352, 396; concurred c 397; plans and 
estimates, report, order passed a 427 ; laid on table 
c 436; assigned c 606, 638; passed c 800; substitute 
order passed c 436, a 449 ; report c 560, a 571 ; order 
to purchase additional land assigned c 560 ; referred 
c 577 ; report c 651 ; orders passed c 664 ; laid on table 
a 667 ; assigned a 779; passed a 783, c 792; comuni- 
cation from A. A. Marcus a 783, c 792; report, re- 
ferred to next city council a 889, c 895 
Supplementary reading for public schools, order referred 
c 507 ; report c 536 ; ruled out of order c 543 ; assign- 
ment c 606; substitute, assigned c 637, 687; referred 
to next city government c 911, a 912 
Branch at Mattapan, ijetitiou c 477 ; report c 835, a 837 
Annual report 557 
Citij Hall Reference Library — 

Accommodations, order referred c 192, a 195 
Licenses — 

Standmg committee a 12 

Minors, board of aldermen authorized to make rules or gi-ant 

licenses a 23, c 25 ; rules adopted a 34 
Bootblacks 197, 211, 230, 254, 275, 295, 313, 341, 356, 394, 413, 

658, 669 
Newsboys a 56, 70, 83, 89, 101, 121, 140, 168, 180, 197, 211, 230, 
254, 275, 295, 313, 341, 356, 376, 394, 413, 452, 616, 630, 646, 
658, 069, 679, 776 
Theatrical exhibitions, etc., order passed c 113; substittite 
ordinance passed a 118, c 122; communication from 
police commissioners referred a 196; report, rules 
adopted 211 
Ordinance to amend, passed a 890 ; referred c 896 
Petroleum — see Petroleum 
Coaches — see Omnibuses, etc. 

Pugilistic or wi-estling exhibitions, order passed a 211 
Return of money paid for license, petition c 848 
Bernard McFadden, license revoked a 295 
New England Manufacturers & Mechanics' Institute, license 

granted a 586 
Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association, license 

granted a 590 
Amusement licenses — 

Boston Base Ball Association a 211 

Roller skating rink a 211 

W. C. Coup's circus a 230 

Tompkins & Hill, Boston theatre a 230, 573 

Oakland Gardens, Isaac B. Rich, petition a 229 ; report 

275 
P. T. Barnum et al., petition a 273; license granted 295 
T. E. Halleck, at " Halleck's Alhambra," City Point, 

petition a 273 ; license granted 295 
James M. E. Howard, concert at Methodist Episcopal 

church a 275 
G. H. Phillips, license refused a 313 
Forest Garden, William Austin, petition a 289; license 

313 
Webster Garden (ward 24) , F. P. Stone, petition a 289 ; 

license 340 
A. P. Peck, concerts at Music Hall, license granted 

a 471 
Oakland Gardens, Corinne Kimball, permit a 557 
Bachelder & Doris, circus at East Boston, a 573 
Jason Wentworth, Gaiety theatre a 573 
R. M. Field, Boston Museum a 573 
Wm. Harris, Howard Athenseum a 573 



Abbey & Schoetfel, Park theatre a 573 

G. E. Lothrop, Boylston Museum a 573 

John A. Stevens, Windsor theatre a 573 

John Stetson, Globe theatre a 573 

Spaulding's Bell Ringers, Tremont Temple, license 

granted a 630 
Edmund H. Gray, opera house, license granted a 590, 

809 
Soldiers' Home Bazaar, Mechanics' building, license 

granted a 809 
Samuel H. Blake, Music Hall, license granted a 862 
Lidback, Oscar K. — 

Appointed assistant sup't of Congress-st. bridge a 783 
Lighters — 

Quarterly reports a 20, 196, 490, 709 

Weighers and inspectors nominated and elected a 180, c 182 
Lime — 

Inspector appointed a 255, c 257 
Lime street — 

Extension to Brimmer St., petition to put in order a 568 
Lincoln, Frederic W. — 

Appointed commissioner on West Boston and Craigie 

bridges a 115 
Nominated and elected commissioner for Prison Point bridge 
a 211, c217 
Lmcoln, F. W. et al.— 

Columbia St., at Quincy st. (Dorchester), crossing, petition 
a 667 
Lincoln, Noah — 

Appointed public weigher a 115 
Lincoln, William — 

Appointed inspector of bundle hay a 115 
Lincoln street — 

Sewer : report of cost referred a 14 
Paving : from Church green to Essex st., petition a 89 
Location, South Boston R.R. Co., petitions in aid a 309; re- 
port and order for hearing 574 ; hearing postponed, 608 ; 
report and order notice 617; hearing 623, 652; order 
passed 807 
Widening : damages a 518, 701 
Middlesex R.R. tracks : additional location, report and order 

notice a 590 ; hearing 623 
Crossing : petition a 783 ; report 837 
Order to put in order between Beach and Kneeland ste. 

a 807 
Underground telegraph and telephone wires, permit a 888, 
913 
Lincoln street (Dorchester) — 
Sewer : rejjort of cost a 14 
Lindall, Horace — 

Appointed measurer of wood and hark a 115 
Linden street — 

Sewer : report of cost referred a 14 

Abatements a 473, 645 
Edgestones, sidewalks : petition a 568 
Linden street (ward 25) — • 

Edgestones, sidewalks : petition a 568 
Link, Peter 8.— 

Lenox st., near Shawmut av., personal injuries, petition 
a 89 
Linwood square — 

Sidewalks : No. 13, petition a 369 ; order passed 395 
Linwood street — 

Sidewalk corner Linwood sq., petition a 159; order passed 
341 
Litchfield, Jairus L. — 

Appointed inspector of bundle hay a 115 
Litchfield's wharf — 

Passenger wagons, etc. — see Omnibuses 
Little, James L. et al. — 

Commonwealth av., fences, x'etition a 309 
Little, John M. — 

317 Dartmouth St., crosswalk, petition a 549 
Little, Samuel et al. — 

Warren st. (ward 21) : sprinkling, petition a 193 ; orderpassed 

212 
Defalcation in city treasury, petition to exempt treasurer and 
bondsmen a 488, c 502; reference indefinitely postponed 
c 606 
Livermore, Samuel B. — 

Appointed inspector and weigher of bundle hay a 132 
Livermore, Sarah F. and George B. — 

Corner Washington and AUston sts., Brighton, edgestones, 
petitions a 334 ; order passed 357 
Liverpool & Loudon & Globe Insurance Co. et al. — 

Stable on Curve St., remonstrance a 378 
Liverpool street (E. B.) — 

Trees : No. 25, removal, petition a 334; report 376 
Street cars : remonstrance a 413 

Petitions for hearing a 429,667; order for hearing 456 ; 

hearing 483 ; petition of D. D. Kelly 776 
Petitions in favor a 803 
Wooden building: near Decatur st., petition c 477; report 

c 561, 578; order ruled out c 598 
Steam-engine : No. 160, petition and order notice a 623; hear- 
ing 667 ; permit 681 



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XLV 



Loans — 

$324000 for basin No. 4, Sudbury river, order passed a 470, 

483, c 505, 540, a 556 
$300000 for widening Portland St. a 668, 678, c 683 
$185000 for widenintc Soutli st. a 668, 678, c 683 
$84000 for land for city building on Boylston and Hereford 

sts. a 745 c 748, 799 
$744000 for extension of high-service water supply a 806, c 833, 

referred to next city govennuent c 870 
$160000 for widening Knceland st. a 807 
$600000 for West Roxbury park a 710, c 851 
$100000 for City Point park a 710, c 867 
$50000 for East Boston park a 710, c 870 
$300000 for Charles-river eml)ankment a 710, c 870 
$200000 for Muddy-river improvement a 710, c 871 
$60000 for Arnold arboretum c. 868, a 881 
$180000 for widening Kneeland St. c 919, a 917 
Locli, Lyman — 

Commercial st. (Dorchester), personal injuries, petition 

c671 
Locke & Nolan — 

Sixth and I sts., edgestones, sidewalks, petition a 568; order 

passed 591 
I, corner Sixtli St., sidewalk, petition a 709 
Lockwood & Briutnali — 

8 City Hall av., melting furnace, petition a 209; permit 230 
Lockwood Manufacturing Co. — 

73-79 Sumner st., Kelly's wharf, block driveway, petition 

a 209 
73-89 Sumner st. (E.B.), steam-engine, petition and order 

notice a 659 ; hearing 690 ; permit 721 
73-79 Sumner St. (E.B.), wooden addition to building, per- 
mit a 890, c 895 
Long, William B. — 

Klectcd first assistant assessor c 111, a 116 
Longwood avenue — 

86-90, temporary closing of sidewalk, etc. a 35 

Sprinkling: from Parker st. to Brookline line, order passed 

a 295 
Lord, Rufus E. — 

61 and 63 Putnam st. (E.B.), sidewalks, petition a 763; order 

passed 807 
Loring, Fi-ancis, trustee, et al.— 

Dorchester av. between Park and Gibson sts., sewer, petition 

a 309 ; report and order notice 341 ; hearing 352 ; order 

passed 376 
Loring, Harrison — 

L St., near First St., macadamizing, petition a 209 

East First St., near L st., wooden building, petition a 289; 

permit a 314, c 322 
Loring, Harrison et al. — 

M St., between First and Third sts., lamps, petition a 733; 

report 915 
Loring, Horace — 

Elected first assistant assessor c 111, a 116 
Lothrop, George C. — 

Washington St., Boylston Museum, electric light, petition 

a 589 ; permit 616 
Lothrop, G. E.— 

Boylston Museum, license granted a 573 
Loud, John C. — 

Henchman St., sewer abatement a 790 
Lovell, Clarence P. councilman (ward 1) — 
Oaths of office 1 
Appointed : committee on badges 11 ; East Boston ferries 

27; public institutions 27; water 27; Mystic valley sewer 

650 
Elected : director of East Boston ferries a 34, c 44 
Remarks : 

Election of finance committee 9 

Badges for councilmen 10 

Ward 19 contested election case 64 

Fire-alarm whistle in East Boston 99, 245 

Appropriation bill 149, 190 

Marcella-street Home 154, 268 

Contract of Wm. C. Poland & Son 203 

Homceopathic hospital 205 

Prince school-bouse yard 238, 263, 287 

Regulation and inspection of buildings 259 

Confirmation of water commissioner 270 

Fourth of July 278 

Directors for public institutions 280 

Transfer of Engine 12, etc. 281 

Commonwealth-av. fences 286 

City treasurer 324 

Broadway extension 327 

Proposed police building 327 

Beacon-hill reservoir and new court-bouse 364 

Heath st. 380 

Pension to oflicer Wasgatt 388 

Sudbury -river storage basin No. 4, 400 

Resignation of councilman Hagar 402 

Fuel contract 414, 438 

Public parks 462, 830 

Requesting return of order relating to parks 481 

Storage basin No. 4, 507, 542 



Evening high school 596, 036, 731, 850 
Salaries of city otficers 602, 605, 752 
Lake Winnipiseogee 606 
Visit to inspect Corliss pumping-engines 649 
Steady work and full lime for laborers 650 
Impurity of water supply 685 
Death of horseman Tobey 726 
Arnold arboretum 798 
Site for city building on Back bay 790 
Additional appropriation for public buildings 874 
Annual dinner 895 
Low, George D., trustee — 

Forest Hill st. (Jamaica Plain) , removal of trees, petition a 289 ; 
permit 376 
Low, Sarah J.— 

Falcon st. (ward 1), stable, petition a 881 ; permit 916 
Lucas, Isaac S. — 

Nominated and elected second assistant assessor c 144, 172, 
a 179 
Lucas place — 

Grade damages : No. 11-13, petition a 855 ; leave to withdraw 
887 
Liicas street — 

Lamp : petition a 580 ; leave to withdraw 910 
Ludwig, Frank A. — 

8 Jess St., edgestone assessment a 473 
Luppold, M. — 

201 Paris St., edgestone, sidewalk, petition a 178 ; order passed 
394 
Lyman, A. R. — 

Place oil' Market st. (ward 25), stable, petition a 667; permit 

679 
Place off Market st. (ward 25), wooden addition to building, 
petition a 667; report and order a 862, c 865, 911, a 912 
Lyman, Morton W. — 

K St. between Eighth and Ninth sts., stable, petition a 247; 

report 358; permit 378, 393 
197 K St., tree, removal, petition a 568 
Lynch, John E. — 

Appointed public weigher a 115 
Appointed supt. East Boston scales a 352 
Lynch, Martin et al. — 

Mt. Hope St., and Hyde Park av., plank walk, petition a 178; 
order passed 276 
Lynch, Maurice — 

Leverett St., sewer abatement, order passed a 889 
Lynch, Nicholas G. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Lynch, Owen — 

Compensation for injuries received while in employ of city 
forester, petition a 690 
Lynch, William, heirs of, etal. — 

Commercial st. widening, damages to Lime alley, petition 
a 247 
Lynde street (ward 5) — 

Stable : near Washington St., petition a 677; permit 721 
Lyon, Dupey, & Co. — 

Summer St., rear Nos. 115-127 (ward 2), wooden building, pe 
tition a 369 ; permit a 395, c 397 
Lyons, Bernard — 

Downer st., sewer abatement a 473 
Lyons, Cornelius — 

Damage to fowls, petition a 568; order passed a 591 
Lyons, Timothy — 

Tremont st., sewer abatement a 790 

M street — 

Edgestones, sidewalks : No. 125 and 127, petition a 608; order 
passed 631 

Lamps: between First and Third sts., petition a 733; 
report 915 

Sewer : between Second and Third sts., petition a 803 
MacOorry, J. Stuart — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Macdonald, Francis X.— 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Mack, Ellen D. — 

Putnam St., sidewalk, petition a 639 
MacKenzie, William- 
East Eighth St. corner KJnowlton st., sidewalk assessment 
a 94 
Macreading, Charles and Joseph — 

Knapp St., sewer abatement a 210 
Madison avenue (ward 3) — 

Wooden building : movement from 53 Monument av., petition 
a 309 ; permit 342 
Madison street (ward 24) — 

Lamps : petition a 677 ; report 890 
Maguinness, Austin- 
Hyde park av., retaining wall, petition a 159 
Maguire, Fr.aucis — 

63 Preble st. (ward 15) , stable, petition a 132 ; permit 180 
Maguire, I'. James, councilman (ward 19) — 

Oaths of office 7 

Appointed : committee on assessors' department 27 ; public 
parks 27 ; fourth July 259 ; plants in winter 505 



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INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Remarks : 

Petition of John Ueardon 114, 128, 152, 187 
Summer concerts 157, 192, 510 
Appropriation till 190 
Pay of regular reporters 268 
Committees and pay of laborers 269 
Removal of fences from public squares 326 
Care of plants in winter 504, 687, 819, 908 
Storage basin No . 4, 641 
Salaries of city officers 602 
Pay of laborers 633 
Public parks 830 
Columbus-avenue extension 846 
Closing proceedings 919 
Main street (ward 4) — 

Steam-engine : rear, near Alford St., petition and order notice 

a 62 ; hearing 89 
Claims : personal injuries a 178, 356, c 364 
Lantern : at No. 638, petition a 193 
Wooden addition to building : No. 513, petition c 460 ; report 

c 661, 578 ; oi-der ruled out c 598 
Stable: addition corner Dorrance St., petition a 593; per- 
mit 616 
Wooden buildings : rear No. 609-629, erection, petition a 608 

No. 637, erection, petition a 836 
Crosswalk : petition a 677 ; reijort 701 

Transparency: corner Union st., petition a 733; permit 789 
Lamp-post : near Austin St., petition a 763 
Armory : No. 358, order passed a 916 
Mahoney, John — 

223 Havre St., sidewalk, petition a 309; order passed 342 
Maiden street — 

Wooden building: corner Wareham st., petition c 18, a 20; 
permit a 84, c 86 
Corner Albanj' St., erection, petition c 664, a 733; leave to 
withdraw'a 775, c 792, a 862, c 865 
Mall street — ■ 

Widening : damages a 120 
Sidewalk abatement : order passed a 617 
Maloney, Ann, trustee — 

77 West Fifth St., $200 grade damages, order passed a 775 
97 West Fifth St., additional grade damages, petition a 836; 
order passed 887 
Mann, Ella E.— - 

Crawford St., edgestones, petition a 783 
Manning, Patrick H. — 

Elected representative a 747 
Manning, \Vm. et al.— 

Albany St., between Northamplon and Pike sts., crosswalks, 
petition a 677 
Mansfield, N. B.— 

253 Commonwealth av., sidewalk, petition a 608; order 
passed 631 
Manson Brothers — 

Liverpool St., near Decatur st. (ward 2), wooden building, 
erection, petition c 477; report c 561, 578; order ruled out 
c 598 
Decatur St., corner Border st. (ward 2), wooden addition to 
building, petition a 733; leave to withdraw a 775, c 792 
Manson & Whitiug — 

637 Main st. (ward 4), wooden building, erection, petition 
a 836 
Maple street (Roxbury) — 

Edgestones, petitions a 178; orders x^assed 376 
Maple street (W. R.) — 

Claims : damages a 309, 356, c 364 
Marble, soapstone and freestone — 

Surveyors appointed a 115 
Marcella-street Home — see Institutions 
Marcus, Alfred A. — 

Old State House : proposals a 405, c 419 
Site for new public library building, proposal a 783, c 792 
Marginal street (E.B.) — 

Wooden building : near Jeffries St., enlargement, petition 

a 12, c 16 ; permit a 84, c 86 
Stable : near Jeffries st. a 12, 34 

Lantern : at No. 196, petition a 89 ; leave to withdraw 101 
Paving : petition a 229 ; order passed 394 
Platform: Boston Sugar Refinery Co., petition a 352; per- 
mit 456 
Wooden buildings : rear, near Orleans st , erection, petition 
a 589 
Erection, leave to withdraw c 664 

Rear, near Orleans St., wooden addition, petition a 783 
Over-head bridge : removal, petition a 803 
Marion, Dr. O. H. et al. — 

Allston St., corner Brighton av., crosswalk, petition a 369; 
report 394 
Market street (ward 25) — 

Wooden buildings : rear, near Winship av., petition a 20, c 25 
a 82; permit a 101, c 107 
Rear, near Western av., enlargement, petition c 245, per- 
mit a 255, c 257 
Telephone poles : petition a 68 

Watering-trough: corner Nonantum St., petition a 227; order 
passed a 340, c 343 



Market street — 

Crosswalk : report a 357 
Markets — 

Standing committee a 12 

Extension of market limits on Broad st. to Milk st., petition 

c 32 ; leave to withdraw 83 
William F. Brooks appointed inspector of pi'ovisions a 82 
Pay due deceased employe, order passed a 807 
Fa7ieuil Hall 2Iarket — 

Transfers of stalls : No. 89 a 34; Nos. 88 and 90 a 34; No. 
30 a 57, 140; Nos. 124, 126, 128, 130, 132 a 234; Nos. 
105, 38, 40 a -254; No. 16 a 276; No. 89 a 586; Nos. 9 and 
11 a 837 ; No. 32, a 864 
Transfers of cellars : Nos. 88 and 90 a 34; No. 22 a 234; 
No. 7 a 254 ; Nos. 19, 20 a 294 
No. 1 a 631 : No. 6 a 700 
George E. McKay appointed superintendent of Faneuil 

Hall market a 82 
Superintendent authorized to employ deputy a 170 
Excavating opposite cellar No. 1, petition a 334; report 

referred 357 ; order passed 376 
Lease to Ames Plow Co. a 342 
Order to close Monday, Dec. 26 a 807 
Williams Market — 

Steam boiler : cellar of stalls 7, 9, and 11, petition a 474 
Marks, Charles H. — 

638 Main st. (Charlcstown) , lantern, petition a 193 
Marlborough street — 

Claims : personal injuries a 32, c 43 

Plank walk and fence : between Exeter and Fairfield sts., 

petition a 159 
Macadamizing, etc. : between Hereford st. and Chester park, 

petition a 209 
Edgestones, sidewalks : 379 to 389, petition a 568 ; order 
passed 591 ^ 

Corner Beacon St., petition a 568; order passed 590 
Edgestones : petition a 568 ; order passed 590 
No. 380, petition a 568 ; order passed 590 
Sidewalks: corner Commonwealth av., petition a 608; order 
passed 631 
No. 380, petition a 639 ; order passed 701 
No. 181, petition a 709 ; order passed 746 
No. 191, petition a 803; order passed 837 
No. 190, petition a 836 ; order passed 864 
Plank walk : between Exeter and Fairfield sts., petition 

a 783 
Telephone poles : between Berkeley st. and West Chester 
park, petition a 881 
Marple, Charles H. — 

Elected superintendent Warren bridge c 111, a 118 
Marple, William — 

Gurney st. (ward 22), steam-engine, petition and order notice 
a 52 ; hearing 89 ; permit 101 
Marsh street (ward 24) — 

Stable : petition a 159 ; permit 180 
Marsh, W. W. 

House otfal, Brighton, order passed c 910, a 913 
Marshall, James S. et al. — 

Harris St., between Hanover and North sts., paving, etc., 
petition a 449 ; order passed 617 
Martin, Ann — 

Taylor St., personal injuries, petition a 100 
Martin, George — 

Douglas, corner North st. (ward 14), stable, petition a 549; 
permit 587 
Martin, J. Lawrence — 

Appointed public weigher a 783 
Martin, William D.— 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Mason, J. W. — 

Prospect av., near Baker st. (ward 23), stable, petition a 912 
Mason street — 

Paving : petition a 273 
Massachusetts Agricultural Club — 

Arnold arboretum, commmunication a 745, c 748 
Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association — 

West Newton St., near Huntington av., sidewalk, petition 

a 589 
West Newton St., electric light posts, petition a 608; permit 

631 ; petition 639 ; permit 659 
License to hold fair a 590 
Huntington av., transparency, petition a 608; permit 

646 
Fairfield St., sewer, petition a 89 ; report and order notice 294; 

hearing .309 ; order passed 341 
Laying corner-stone, invitation c 112, a 120 
Huntington av., edgestones, petition a 511; order passed 574 

Lamp-posts, petition a 580 ; permit 591 
Huntington av. and West Newton St., brick and plank walks, 
petition a 549 ; order passed 574 
Massachusetts Horticultural Society — 

Arnold arboretum, communication a 720, referred c 723 
Mass. Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals — 

Asplialt pavement, letter from secretary, referred a 489 
Mather street- 
Sewer : report of cost referred a 14 



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XLVII 



Matthews, A. B. — 

200 Commonwealth av., sidewalk, petition a 289; order 

passed 314 
Matthews, Thomas R., councilman (ward 21) — 
Oaths of office 1 
Appointed : committee on Stony hrook 27 ; salary conference 

635 
Remarks : 

Decoration day 43, 67, 86 

Invitation to public meeting relating to Irish affairs 75 

Homoeopathic hospital 226 

Grand Junction wharves 242 

Transfer of Engine 12, etc. 281 

Pay of laborers, etc. 285 

Old state House 419 

Salaries of city oilicers 438, 752 

Police helmets 521 

Storage basin N"o. 4, 542 

Summer concerts 577 

Corliss pumping-engines 648, 724 

Grammar school house, Kenilworth st. 866 

City Point park 867 
Maverick Oil Co.— 

Chelsea st. (E. B.), petroleum, etc., license a 180 
Centre St., pipe, petition a 881 
Saratoga St., pipe, petition a 881 
Maverick street (ward 2) — 

Wooden buildings : Nos. 197-203, erection, petition a 273 ; per- 
mit a 314, c 322 

No. 340, erection, petition c 560 

Movement to Short st., petition a 667 ; permit 701 

Movement from No. 363 to 359, petition a 733; permit 775 
Edgestones, gutters, macadamizing, etc. : order passed a 394 
Macadamizing: between Havre st. and Maverick sq., petition 

a 568 
May, John. — 

Appointed constable a 881 
May, Mrs. Frcderica — 

Main st. corner School st. (Cbarlestown), personalinjuries, 

petition a 178 ; leave to withdraw a 356, c 364 
May street — 

Furnace : No. 4, petition a 468 ; permit 485 
Maynard, J. E. — 

Bill allowed c 664 
Mayor — 

Oaths of office administered to mayor by chief justice 1 
Oaths of office administered by mayor to aldermen and coun- 

cilmen elect 1 ; to city clerk 3 
Inaugural address delivered 1; copy for printing requested 

c 4, a 14; disposition of topics c 4, a 14, c 80, a 82 
Courtesies to distinguished strangers c 10, 16, a 20 
Appointment of mayor's clerk a 20; [for other appointments 

see City Officers] 
Report of ordinance concerning mayor's clerk c 157 ; ordi- 
nance passed c 176 ; laid on table a 179 ; indelinitely post- 
poned a 213 ; reconsideration refused 235 ; notice laid on 

table c 243; placed on file c 403 
Assassination of the president, remarks 448, 619 ; delegate to 

attend obsequies 621 
Authorized to close City hall and public offices occasionally 

c 672, h34, 846, a 855 
Invitation to deliver valedictory c 848, a 855 
Valedictory 921 

For subjects of executive action, see alphabetic heads 
Messages — 

Mystic-valley sewer a 23 — see Water 

Bond to city of Soracrville — see Water 

Matron for city prison a 82 — see Police 

Ballot hoxes a 353 — see Elections 

Assistant to harbor master a 549 — see Harbor 

Elevators 586 

Death of President Garfield 619 

Webster centennial 804 

Corner-stone of old high-school building a 836 

Underground telegraph wires a 913 
Maywood street — 

Sewer: petition a 209; report and order notice 294; hear- 
ing ;309 ; order passed 341 ; report of cost referred 855 
McAleer, Ellen — 

264 Tremont St., lamp, leave to withdraw a 915 
McAvoy, Edward — 

489 Tremont st., lantern, permit a 294 
McBreen, Peter — 

128 Castle st., sidewalk, petition a 159; order passed 180 
Paul St., sidewalks, order passed a 276 
McCabe, James — 

207-209 Havre St., sidewalk, petition a 309; order passed 342 
McCabe, John J. — 

Appointed assistant sup't of Chelsea (South) hridge a 786 
McCable, James — 

209 Havre St. (ward 1), stable, petition a 690 
McCarthy, Timothy — 

Appointed measurer of wood and bark a 115 
McCarthy, William — 

Baily st., near Washington st. (ward 24,) stable, petition a 

836; permit 863 



McCartney, James — 

Release refused a 120 
McChesney, William T. — 

Appointed field driver and pound keeper a 255, c 257 
McCleary, Samuel F.— 

Elected city clerk and qualified 3 
McCobb, William P.— 

Appointed weigher of coal and public weigher a 404 
McCormick, Martin S., councilman (ward S) — 

Oaths of office 1 

Appointed : committee on salaries 27 
McCrillis Brothers et al. — 

Spring lane, petition to put in order a 639 
McCubbiu, Edward — 

Chcstuut-st. sewer, $54 90 abatement, order passed 659 
MoCu Hough, Elizabeth — 

Court St., personalinjuries, petition a 677 
McCullough, Thomas — 

Elected representative a 747 
McCurdy, James — 

506 East Eighth St., abatement of sidewalk assessment a 83 
McDavitt, Elizabeth- 
Commercial St., widening, $27000 damages a 71, 85 
McDonald, Isaac W. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
McDonald, Louis — 

Movement of wooden building from 78 Chatham st. to 123 
Paris St., petition a 422; permit 455 
McDonald, Patrick F.— 

Elected representative a 747 
McFadden, Bernard- 
License revoked a 295 
McGahcy, Alex. H. — 

Elected representative a 747 
McGaregill, James — 

North St., mortgage discharged a 101 
McGaragill, James and Jane — 

24 Kirklaud St., cancellation of bond and issue of new agree- 
ment a 196, c 198 
McGovern, Lawrence — 

147 Havre St., sidewalk, petition a 639 
McGowan, J. M. C. — 

Park sq., electric lights, permit a 808 
McGrath, Thomas — 

George st. (ward 20), stable, petition a 247; permit 294 
MeGrath^ William— 

77 Cottage st. (E. B.) , sidewalks, petition a 334 ; order passed 
357 
McGuire, Benjamin B. — 

Appointed public weigher a 100 
McHale, Richard — 

Atlantic av., shooting-gallery, petition a 404 

Foster St., sewer abatement a 789 
Mcintosh, Samuel — 

Appointed officer to make complaint in cases of violation of 
ordinances a 100, 677 

Appointed truant officer a 100 

Appointed constable a 100, 589, 630 
Mcintosh, William H.— 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
McKay, David H.— 

Water-st., sewer, extension, petition a 159 
McKay, D. H.— 

Monroe-st., sewer, petition a 178; report and order notice 210; 
hearing 229 

49 Tremont St., rear, stable, petition a 178; permit 197 

49 and 51 Munroe st., edgestones, sidewalks, order passed 
a 342 

Wabon st., grading, edgestones, sidewalks, petition a 404 ; 
order passed 426 
McKay, George E. — 

Appointed superintendent of Faneuil Hall market a.82 
McKcnney, Sarah S. — 

279 Bolton St., ahatement of sidewalk assessment, petition 
a 89 ; order passed 170 
McKinney, Daniel — 

Washington St., between Lexington st. and Madison av. (ward 
25), stable, petition a 652; per-mit 668 
McLaren, A. & J. — 

Webster St., corner Bremen st. (ward 2), wooden building, 
erection, petition c 477 

Rear No. 326-330 Border st. (ward 1) , wooden building, ex- 
tension, petition a 568 

Marginal st. (ward 2) , wooden building, erection, leave to 
withdraw c 664 
McLaughlin, Edward — 

617-645 Sarotoga st., grade damages, petition a 589; order 
passed 917 
McLaughlin, Frederick — 

Newton St., personal injuries, petition a 289; leave to with- 
draw a 518, c 521 
McLaughlin, John A., councilman (ward 7) — 

Oaths of office 3 

Appointed : committee on surveyor's department 27 ; Mar- 
cella-st. Home inquiry 154; commissions 301 ; eulogy on 
President Garfield 622 



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Remarks : 

Invitation to public meeting relating to Irish aifairs 76 
Pay of laborers and mechanics 284 
City treasurer 323 
Old state house 416 
McLaughlin, Philip J., councilman (ward 6) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed : committee on East Boston ferries 27 ; salaries 27 ; 
fourth of July 259 
McLean, Archibald — 

Pitts St., sewer abatement, order passed a 889 
McLean, Charles R., superintendent — 

Water St., movement of wooden building, permit a 24 
McLean, Charles R. et al. — 

Meridian-st. bridge, widening, and Meridian St. from Condor 

St. to bridge, widening, petilion a 104 
Liverpool St., M. R.R. cars, petition for hearing a 667 
Border St., lamps, iietition a 881 
McLean, M . — 

Mystic wharf (ward 3), wooden addition to building, petition 
a 404 ; report c 561, 578 ; order ruled out c 698 
McMahon, James et al. — 

East Eighth st., between H and I sts., sidewalks, petition 
a 352 ; order jjassed 376 
McMahon, Philip — 

Loss of cow, leave to withdraw a 231 
McManus, Frank — 

Commercial st., personal injuries, petition c 28, a 32 
McManus, Patrick — 

Commercial st., sewer abatement a 170 
Henchman St., sewer abatement a 780 
McMorris, John F.— 

Appointed public weigher a 115 
McMullen, John et al. — 

Petition tliat the B. & P. R.R. Co. be requested tc lay planks 
on Ruggles st. and within their rails at Rogers av., to 
remove obstructions, etc. a 608; order passed 617; 
report action inexpedient 631 
McMurtrie, Alexander — 

Street sprinkler, petition in favor a 193 
McNamara, Jeremiah J., councilman (ward 19) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed : committee on police 27 

Seat contested, petition of Christopher J. Spenceley re- 
ferred 6 
Remarks : 

Pay of regular reporters 268 
McNamara, John — 

869 Eighth st. (ward 14), stable, petition a 593; permit 645 
McNeil, Francis — 

Foster St., sewer abatement a 789 
McISTeill, John — 

Appointed public weigher a 115 
McNeil, Neil- 
Commercial St., sewer abatement a 790 
McNelley, John E. — 

Elected representative a 747 
McNerlin, Hugh — 

Appointed assistant sup't of Maiden bridge a 786 
McNever, Mary — 

Medford st. (Charlestown), personal injuries, leave to with- 
draw c 60, a 68 
McNutt, John J.— 

Corner Maiden and Wareham sts., wooden building, petition 
c 18, a 20; permit a 84, c 86 
McQuestion, George & Co. — 

170 Border st., change in driveways, petition a 511 
McSheehy, J. J. et al. — 

4 Globe alley, lamp, petition a 568 
McWhirk, W. A.— 

Millet St. (Dorchester) , lamps, petition a 803 
Mead, H. — 

561 East Fifth st., petition a 209 ; order passed 234 
Mead, John F.— 

Harwich St., between Dartmouth and Yarmouth sts., tem- 
porary closing, permit a 24 
Harwich St., temporary closing, petition a 404; permit 426 
Edgestones, petition a 404; order passed 426 
Sidewalk, petition a 568 ; order passed 591 
Mead street — 

Stable : No. 9, permit a 807 
Mead, Sumner R. — 

Corner Gloucester st. and Commonwealth av., sidewalk, 
petition a 209 ; order passed 235 
Meade, James — 

Perry st. (ward 3), stable, petition a 390; permit 426 
Mealey, Mrs. Johanna— 

28 Merrimack St., electric light, petition a 652; permit 701 
Means, Arthur F., cotincilman (ward 20)— _ 
Oaths of office 1 
Appointed : committee on elections 7 ; health 27 ; streets 27 ; 

Webster centennial 817 
Elected representative a 747 
Remarks : 

Ward 19 contested election case 48, 65 
A ctuestion of privilege 126 



Confirmation of water commissioner 271 
Transfer of Engine 12, etc. 281 
Fourth of July 300 
Sundry ordinances 326 
Sale of estate 37 Boylston st. 350 
Nuisance in East Boston 351 
Superintendent of printing 397 
Building limits 446 
Public parks 464 

Excursion by members of common council 477 
Impurities in water supply 510, 684 
Salaries of city officers 523, 602, 753 
Storage basin No. 4, 542 
Change of seats in council chamber 560 
"Vaccine virus 594 
Rules of the council 632 
Steady work and full time for laborers 650 
Corliss pumping-engines 663 
Suplemcntary reading for public schools 675 
Death of hosemau Tobey, 727 
Orchard park 727 

Site for city building on Back bay 799 
Evening high school 850 
Means, Robert F. — 

Appointed inspector of petroleum and coal oils a 115 
Mechanics — 

Wages, order assigned c 266; amended and passed c 283; in- 
definitely postponed a 293 
Increase of pay, order referred c 305 

Proposed vacation, order mdefinitely postponed c 330, 343 
Mecuen, E. F.— 

Appointed officer to make complaint in cases of violation of 

ordinances a 100, 077 
Appointed truant oflicer a 100 
Appointed constable a 100, 589, 630 
Medford street — 

Wooden building : No. 231, erection, petition c 227; permit 
a 255, c 257 
Medford street (ward 13) — 

Stable : No. 395, petition a 273 ; permit 294 
Medford street (Charlestown) — 

Claims : personal injuries c 60, a 68 

Tracks : petition a 68 ; report and order notice 83 ; order passed 
170 
Change in location, petition a 193 
Proposal to buy city property adjoining No. 47 to 61, 

a 89 
Stables : No. 395, petition a 511 ; leave to withdraw 557 

Petition a 881; permit 916 
Tree : removal, petition a 511 ; report and order for hearing 

557 ; hearing 569 
Steam-boiler : No. 425, petition a 639 ; permit 668 
Steam-engine : on Keyes wharf, petition and order notice 
a 643 ; hearing 677 ; permit 701 
Medical examiners — 

Medical districts, proposed change — see County of Suffijlk 
Medina, John — 

Corner Washington and Bedford sts., electric lights, permit 
a 802 
Meisel, Augustus— 

Ashmont St., edgestones, remonstrance a 68 
Meehan, Patrick — 

Strip of land on Stony brook, convej-ance by city c 674, 
a 678 
Meigs, Joel — 

Notice of intention to petition legislature for charter for ele- 
vated railroad a 709 
Melville avenue — 

Sewer : report of cost referred a 14 
Edgestones : petitions a 549, 568 ; orders passed 574, 590 
'^ Petition a 733 
Melville, William- 
Nominated and elected second assistant assessor c 144,, 172, 
a 179, c 182, a 195 
Melvin, M.ary E., executrix — 

Faneuil Hall market, transfer stall No. 16 a 276 
Menslage, Christopher — 

Alger St., rear of and near Dorchester av. (ward 15), wooden 
building, petition a 289 ; permit a 314, c 322 
Merchant's row — 

Steam-engine : at No. 34, hearing a 159 ; permit 180 
Crosswalk: corner Chatham St., petition a 369; report 

394 
Underground telegraph and telephone Avires, permit a 888, 
913 
Mcriam, Benjamin — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Meriden street — 

Part of Heath place, name changed a 557 

Sewer : report and order for hearing a 586 ; hearing 589 ; or- 
der passed 669 ; report of cost referred 855 
Meridian street — 

Widening : from Condor st. to bridge, petition a 104 
Crosswalks: from 110 to 113, petition a 334; report 394 to 24 

Central sq. (E.B.) ; report a 394 
Extension to Walden st,, damages a 890 



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Merribew, M. L. — 

Melville av. (Dorchester), edgestones, petition a 549; order 

passed 574 
Merrill, E. O. and F. H.- 

42 Sudbury St., petroleum, license a 180 
Merrill, Frederick — 

Release from county jail a 472 
Merrill, Joshua et al. — 

Rill St. (ward 24), sower, petition a449; order passed 488 
Merrill, Moody — 

Warren St., sidewalk, petition a 589; order passed 617 
Merrill, Moses W. — 

Leverettst., sewer abatement, order passed a 889 
Merrill, S. M.— 

205, 207, and 209 Newbury St., sidewalks, jjetition a 677 ; order 
passed 701 
Merrill, S. W.— 

211-217 Newbury St., sidewalk, petition a 209; order passed 
234 
Merrill street — 

Grading, petition a 667 
Merriniac street — 

Electric lights : No. 28, petition a 652; permit 701 
I'etition a 912 
Merritt,P. S., lieirs of— 

24 Blue Hill av., wooden addition to building, petition a 468; 
report c 561, 578; order ruled out c 598 
Meserve, John S. et al.— 

Medford st. (Cbarlestown), removal of tree, petition a 511; 
report and order for hearing 557 ; hearing 569 
Messenger, city — 

Alvah H. Peters nominated and elected a 70, c 74 
Order defining duties, laid on table a 121 ; indefinitely post- 
poned 311 
Report of ordinance c 157 ; amended and passed c 176 ; laid 
on table a 179 ; amended and passed a 277, 294, 311, c 322 
Jfetropolitan Railroad Co. — 

Dartmouth St., from Tremont to Marlborough St., and 
Huntington av. to West Chester park, tracks, report and 
order notice a 83; hearing 116; order passed 142 
78th location accepted a 160 

Walnut av. and School st. (ward 21), tracks, petition a 209; 

report and order notice 314 ; hearing 369 ; order passed 888 

Tremont st., curved tracks, petition a 289; report and order 

notice 814 ; hearing 369 
Huntington av., between West Chester park and Parker st. 

location, petition a 338; permit 558 
Park St. near Dorchester av. (ward 24) , wooden building, 

erection, petition c 343; permit a 395, c 397 
Newbury st., west of Clarendon st., tracks, petition a 369 
Tracks in certain streets to reach car-houses at skating-rink, 
petition a 404 ; report and order for hearing 426; hearing 
483 ; order passed 680 
Border St., near Lexington st. (E.B.), stable, petition a 549; 

permit 592 
Park St. (ward 24) , sewer, petition a 568 ; report and order for 

hearing 586 ; hearing 589 ; order passed 630 
Kneeland st., additional locations for Belt line of cars, peti- 
tion a 589; report and order notice 617; heailng 652 
79th location accepted a 709 

Cars on Liverpool St., i-emonstrance a 413; petitions for hear- 
ing a 429, 667 ; order for hearing -156 ; hearing 483 ; petition 
ofD. D.Kelly 776 
80th location accepted a 912 
Metzger, John F. et al. — 

Drury place, petition to change name a 334 
Meyer, Charles — 

Eufield St., sewer abatement a 412 
Middle street (ward 15) — 

Stable : next to No. 75, petition a 422 ; permit 487 
Wooden building, movement to Dorchester av., near Dorr st., 
petition a 667 ; permit 701 
Middlesex Railroad Co. — 

Medford St., tracks, Bunker Hill St., extension of tracks to 
near Webster st. (Cbarlestown), petition a 68; report 
and order notice 83 ; hearing 132 ; order passed 170 
24th and 25th locations accepted a 230 
Cars on all lines, petition for increase a 487 
Bunker Ilill st., corner Sullivan St. (ward 4), stable, petition 

a 483 ; permit 518 
Lincoln, Kneeland, and Beach sts., additional location of 

tracks, report and order notice a 590; hearing 623 
Main st., corner Dorrance st. (ward 4), addition to stable, 

petition a 593; permit 610 
Rear 609-629 Main st. (ward 4), wooden building, erection, 
petition a 608 
Middlesex street — 

Release of conditions in deed, petition c 58, a 68 ; order passed 
a 196, c 198 
Midland street (Savin Hill) — 

Sewer : petition a 549 
Militia — 

Armories, standing committee a 12, 178 
Order to provide place for parade, drill, etc., referred a 57 
Head-quarters First Battalion of cavalry, repairs, petition a 32 ; 
order passed 276 



Co. D, Ninth Infantry, additional armory room, petition 

a 32 
Co. A, Ninth Regiment, repairs, order referred a 71 ; order 

passed 276 
Co. L, First Infantry, armory accommodations, petition a 82; 

orders passed 197 
Co. L, First Regiment, furnishing, order passed a 276 
Co. O, Ninth Regiment, rep.airs, order passed a 276 
Rifle range, petition of officers of M.V. M. a 289 
Co. L., Sixth Regiment, appropriation for rent; order 

passed a ■186 
Ninth Regiment — see Yorktown. 
Co. A, 5th Regiment, heating apparatus for armory, petition 

a 677 ; order passed 789 
Co. A, 1st Regiment, closets and repairs in armory, petition 

a 677 
Co. H, 5th Regiment, repairs in armorj', ]3Ctition a 709 
Co. C, First Infantry, repairs on armory, petition a 733 
358 Main st. (Cbarlestown), armory for Co. A, 5th Regiment 
Infantrj', order passed a 916 
Milk — 

Topic in mayor's address referred c 80, a 82 
Martin trriffm appointed inspector of milk a 82 
Annual report of inspector a 213 
Milk street — 

Steam-engines : Nos. 151 and 153, petition and order notice 
a 254 ; hearing 309 ; permit 342 
No. 53, petition and order notice a 747 ; hearing 803 ; per- 
mit 838 
Paving: between Batterymarch and Broad sts., petition 

a 549 
Underground telegraph and telephone wires, permit from 
Washington to Broad st. a 888, 913 
Milk street (ward 2) — 

Wooden building, near Webster St., erection, petition a 247; 
permit a 314, c 322 
Mill street— 

Edgestones : between Ashland and Commercial sts., petition 
a 309 
Mill street (ward 24) — 

Sewer: petition a 159; report and order notice 197; hearing 

209 ; order passed 210 ; report of cost referred 837 
Sprinkling : petition a 193 ; order passed 234 
Crosswalks : petition a 352 ; report 617 

Petition a 667 ; report 701 
Edgestones : between Ashland and Commercial sts., order 
jjassed a 722 
Mill-street court (ward 4) — 

Lamps : petition a 404 
Miller, G. W. & C. R.— 

369 Atlantic av., steam-engine, petition and order notice a 179 ; 
hearing 229, 289 ; permit 313 
Miller, John E. 

143-147 Court St., bracket for electric light, petition a 247; 
permit 276 
Miller street — 

Shed, corner Rutherford av., petition a 697 
Miller street (ward 5)— 

Stable : at No. 42, petition a 178 ; permit 197 
Millet street (Dorchester)^ 

Lamps, petition a 803 
Mills, Lansing — 

Transportation for Indian lacrosse players fourth July, vote 
of thanks a 456, c 460 
Milmont street — 

Petition that name be changed a 132 
Milton avenue (ward 24) — 

Stables : corner Fuller st., petition a 209 ; permit 237 
Corner Maxwell St., petition a 247; permit 275 
Minchin, Joseph ci; a/. — 

Geneva av. between Columbia st. and N.Y. & N.E. R.R., 
petition to put in order a 449 
Minden street — 

Extension to Walden St., damages a 573 
Grading, etc., ijetition a 733 
Lamps, rejiort a 890 
Miner, A. A., trustee — 

Corner Harrison av. and Worcester sq., removal of telegraph 
pole, petition a 209 
Minors — see Licenses 
Minot, George R. et al. — 

Hyde Park av. between Walk Hill and Mt. Hope sts., plank 
walk, etc., petition a 209 
MLnot street — 

Claims : personal injuries a 309, 356, c 364 
Paving, between Nashua and Lowell sts., petition a 608 
Minot street (ward 24)— 

Stable : near Sheridan st., petition a 209; permit 237 
Mitchell, Michael — ■ 

Gilbert St., corner Hoft'man st. (ward 23), stable, petition 
a 568 ; permit 592 
Moly, Catherine — 

182 U St., sidewalk, petition a 733 
Monadnock street (ward 20) — 

Stables : petition a 32 ; permit 56 

Near Bird st., petition a 273; permit 294 



INDEX TO PKOCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Sewer, from Dudley to Bird St., petition a 589 ; report and 

order notice 669 ; liearing 677 ; order passed 681 
Grading, edgestones, petition a 881 
Monahan James — 

Appointed assistant sup't of Broadway bridge a 786 
Monahan, Patrick et al. — 

Sliamroek St. (ward 24), grading, etc., petition a 593 
Monlis, J. P., estate of — 

233-239 South St. (ward 12), stable, petition a 289; report, 
assigned a 358, 37S; laid on table a 394; accepted a 574 
Monroe, Frederick — 

Appointed public weigher a 115 
Montague, Clifton — 

Appointed public weigher a 881 
Montana street (ward 21) — 

Stable : near Georgia av., petition a 836; permit 863 
Monument avenue (ward 5) — 

Wooden building: movement to Madison av., corner Fcrrin 
St., petition a 309 ; permit 342 
Monument street (ward 3) — 

Stable : petition a 12 ; permit 211 

Wooden buildings: movement from 7 Webster st., petition 
a 159; permit 380 
Wooden addition, near Bunker Hill St., petition a 568, 589 
Mooney, David — 

Arrest, reward for c 910, a 912 
Moore, Dennis — 

Appointed officer to make comijlaint in cases of violation of 

ordinances a 100, 677 
Appointed ti'uant officer a 100 
Appointed constable a 100, 589, 630 
Moore, J. B. et al. — 

Williams St., plank walk, petition a 667 
Moreland street — 

Sewer: between Greenville and Fairland sts., petition a 289; 
report and order notice 314; hearing 334; order passed 
356 ; report of cost referred 837 
Edgestones : petition a 677 ; order passed 701 
Morey, Edwin — 

330 Beacon St., stable, petition a 568; permit 587 
Morrill, George E. — 

10 Chamber st. (Charlestown), steam-engine, petition and 
order notice a 160 ; hearing 209 ; permit 231 
Morrill, Joseph, jr. — 

Compensation for poultry destroyed by dogs, order passed 
a 916 
Morrill, J. Tilson — 

Appointed public wcigiier a 624 
Morris, John J. — 

Complaint against board of health respecting the issue of 
burial permit a 639 ; referred 681 ; repoi't a 774, c 792 
Morrison, Alexander — 

Personal injuries, petition a 62 
Morrison, C. E. — 

Faneuil Hall market, transfer of stall No. 30 a 57 
Morrison, George — 

Elected superintendent Meridian-st. bridge c 111, a 118 
Morrison, James — 

Appointed assistant sup't of Meridian-st. bridge a 593 
Morrison, jS". M. — 

Gardner St., lamps, report a 890 
Morrison, Nahum et al. — 

Gardner and Morrison sts. (W. R. ), grading, etc., petition 
a 733 
Morrison, ISTahumM., councilman (ward 23) — 
Presides as senior member elect 1, 3, 521, 682 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed: committee on disposition of topics in mayor's 
address 4; East Boston ferries 27; i^ublic buildings 27; 
fourth July 259 
Remarks : 

On calling council to order as senior member elect 1 
Point Shirley railroad 219 
Transfer of Engine 12, etc. 281 
Pay of laborers, etc. 284 
Proposed police building 327 
Sale of estate 37 Boylston st. 328, 350 
Old state house 348 
Music stand on common 397 
Salaries of ferry employes 440 
Building limits 446 

Salaries of city officers 531, 541, 706, 752 
Visit to inspect Corliss pumping-engines 648 
Evening liigli school 850 
Morrison, Peter, councilman ("ward 1) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed : committee on fourth July 259 
Morrison street (W. R). — 

Grading, etc. : petition a 733 
Morrison, William H. — 

Appointed assistant sup't of Federal-st. bridge a 786 
Morse, A. P. et al. — 

Pearl place, paving, petition a 209 
Morse, E. Rollins — 

Newbury St., rear of West Chester park, stable, petition 
a 468 ; permit 487 



Morse, E. P. et nl.— 

Maywood St., sewer, petition a 209; report and order notice 
294 ; hearing 309 ; order passed 341 
Morse, F. J. — 

Lamartine St., edgestones, sidewalks, petition a 608; order 
passed 631 
Morse, Henry- 
Appointed field driver and pound keeper a 255, c 257 
Morse, James— 

22 Copeland St., sidewalks, petition a 783; order passed 807 
Morse, Leopold — 

Essex-st. extension, sewer abatement, order passed a 889 
Morse, Leopold, and Patrick A. CoUins — 

Essex-st. extension, $220 damages, order passed a 669 
Morse, L. B. et al. — 

Springfield St., from Harrison av. to Albany St., sidewalk, 
petition a 32 
Morse, Leopold (t al. — 

Beacon St., crosswalk at Brimmer st., petition a 193; order 
passed 341 

Steam -pipes under city streets, petition a 229; leave to with- 
draw 341 
Morse, Randall G. — 

Appointed measurer of wood and bark a 115 
Moseley, L. C, and Calvin C. Tuttle, executors — 

Sprinkling city streets, petition a 159 ; report 180 
Moseley, Phillips Sc Co. — 

105-107 North St., steam-engine, permit a 120 
Mott, Rebecca — 

Henchman St., sewer abatement, order passed a 808 
Moulton, Roscoe G.— 

Appointed public weigher a 273 
Moulton & Goodwin et al.— 

Broad St., extension of market limits to Milk St., petition 
a 32 ; leave to withdraw 83 
Mowles, Daniel H. et al. — 

Greenwich st. (ward 24), plank sidewalk, jjetition a 803 
Mowry, A. D. et al. — 

Warren St., at Maywood St., crosswalk, petition a 483; report 
721 
Mowry, Oscar B., att'y — 

Offer for purchase of certain lands in Winthrop, Mass. a 568 
Mowry & Porter — 

786 Washington st., metal furnaces, petition a 195 ; permit 210 
Steam-engine, petition and order for hearing a 230; 

hearing 289 ; permit 313 
Melting furnaces, petition a 247 ; permit 277 
Mt. Everett street — 

Edgestones : petition a 422, 511 ; orders passed 456, 558 

Lamps : petition a 178 ; report 890 
Mt. Hope Cemetery — see Cemeteries 
Mt. Hope station — 

Bridge over B. & P. R.R., petition a 247 ; order passed 277 
Mt. Hope street — 

Plank walk : petition a 178 ; order passed 276 
Mt. Pleasant avenue — 

Sewer: near Fairland st., petition a 690 
Mt. Vernon street — 

Edgestones : abatement and assessment a 83 

Tugboat landing : petition a 422 ; report 455 

Underground telegraph and telephone wires; permit from 
Charles to Beacon st. a 888, 913 
Mt. Vernon st. (Charlestown) — 

Sidewalks, roadway; petition a 652 
Mt. Vernon st. (Dorchester) — 

Telegrapli poles: between Dorchester av. and O. 0. R.R., 
permit a 807 
Mt. Vernon street (W.R.) — 

Gutters, sidewalks : jjetition a 549 
Muddy river — see Parks 
Mullane, Jeremiah H. — 

Elected representative a 747 
Mullett, George F., councilman (ward 5) — 

Oaths of office 1 

Appointed : committee on fuel 27 ; water 27 ; paving 27 
seventeenth June 96 
MuUin, W. F.— 

24 Blue Hill av. (ward 20), stable, petition a 468; permit 
487 
Munroe, Abel B. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Munroe, E. V. et al. — 

Highland st. (ward 24), sewer, remonstrance a 209 
Munroe, George B. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Munroe, Jotham E. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Munroe street — 

Sewer : petition a 178 ; remonstrance 209 ; report and order 
notice 210 ; hearing 229 

Sidewalks, edgestones : Nos. 49 and 51, order passed a 342 
Munsen & Fabery — 

257 Treraont St., post and druggist's mortar, petition a 68 
Murdock, C. et al. — 

Prospect St. (Charlestown) crossing, petition a 589 ; report 
617 



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Murphy, Francis J., councilman (ward 3) — 
Oallis of office 1 

Appointed ; committee on assessors' department 27 
Remarks : 

Police parade 307 
MurpTiy, George — 

Appointed officer to make complaint in cases of violation of 

ordinances a 100, 677 
Appointed truant otKcer a 100 
Appointed constable a 100, 589, 630 
Murphy, James S.— 

Walnut av., tracks, remonstrance a 309 
Murphy, John J. — 

Elected first assistant assessor c 111, a 116, c 126, a 132, c 144, 
a 160 
Murphy, Mary — 

80 West Fifth St., $200 grade damages, order passed 775; 

order rescinded 887 
97 West Fifth St., additional grade damages, petition a 836; 

order passed 887 
Meridian St., extension to Walden st. $158.50 damages, order 
passed a 890 
Murphy, Patrick D., guardian — 

Estate corner Hyde St. and Washmgton av., refunding taxes, 
petition a 404; leave to withdraw a 745, c 748 
Miirphy, Timotlij' — 

Harrison av., personal injuries, petition a 82, leave to with 
draw a 210, c 217 
^[urray, Bridget Annie — 

Ferryboat D. D. Kelly (E.B.), personal injuries, petition 
a 733 
Murray, E. W.— 

Pynchon St., injurj'to hack, petition a 404; leave to withdraw 
c 545, a 556 
Murray, George H. — 

Petition for leave to exhibit plans of cross bridges, a 639 
Murray, George L. et cd. — 

New bridge to Charlostown, petition c 545; report a 629 
Murray, William &Son. — 

Cedar st. (Charlestown), between Laurel and Bartlett sts., 
sewer, petition a 677 
Murr}', Ellen — 

Centre St., near Orchard st. (ward 23), stable, petition a 159; 
permit 197 
Murtagh, John — 

288 Centre st. (ward 21), stable, permit a 375 
Mutual Union Telegraph Co. — see Telephone wires 
Myrtle street — 

Sewer : report of cost referred a 14 
Guy posts : order passed a 916 
Mystic street (Charlestown) — 

Tree : No. 7, removal, petition c 328; report 519 
Mystic wharf (ward 3) — 

Wooden addition to building: petition a 404; report c 561, 
578 ; order ruled out c 598 
Mystic-valley sewer — see Water 

Nash, Herbert— 

249 and 251 Newbury St., sidewalks, petition a 690; order 
passed 721 
Nashua street — 

Claims : personal injuries, a 20, c 25, a 139, c 144 

Paving : petition a 608 
Nason, Jesse L.— 

Elected representative a 747 
National Dock & Warehouse Co. — 

Milk St., near Webster St. (ward 2), wooden building, erec- 
tion, petition a 247 ; permit a 314, c 322 
National Lancers — 

Visit to New Orleans c 61, a 68, c 80, a 82 
Nawn, Owen — 

2070 Washington St., steam-engine, petition and order notice 
a 83 ; hearing 115 ; permit 139 

Greenwich st. (Dorchester), gravelling, petition a 390 

Wyman-place extension (ward 23), stable, ijctition a 568; 
leave to withdraw 593 

Parker St., site for school-house, orders passed a 679, c 683 
Naylor & Co.— 

Dorchester av., iron pipe from Dove st., petition a 309; 
permit 341 
Nazro, Henry J.^ 

Elected commissioner of Cedar Grove cemetery c 198 
Nazro, Henrj' J. et al. — 

Bellevue st. (ward 24), from Trull to Quincy St., sewer, 
petition a 8-36 
Nelson, Angus — 

Elected superintendent Dover-st. bridge e 111, a 118 
Nelson, Horatio — 

Appointed assistant sup't of Dover-st. bridge a 786 
Nelson street — 

Lamps : report a 890, 915 
Nelson, William- 
Appointed assistant sup't of Dover-st. bridge a 786 
N. E. Piano Co. et al. — 

Harrison av., between Newton and Maiden sts., paving, 
petition a 593 



Neponset avenue — 

Petition to put in order from Mill st. to the river a 585 
Nettleton, Edward P.— 

Nominated and elected city solicitor a 294, c 300 ; resignation 
a 668 
New England Automatic Gas Light Co. — 
Method of lighting lamps, petition a 82 
New England Dredging Co. — 

Congress St., poles, permit a 917 
New England Felt Roofing Co.— 

Rear of First st., near Dorchester av., steam-engine, petition 
and order notice a 557 ; bearing 569 ; permit 574 
New England Manufacturers' and Mechanics' Institute — 

Huntington av., extension, grading, petition a 334; order 

passed 357 
License to hold fair a 586 

Northampton st., near Providence R.R., and corner Tremont 
and Camden sts., posts for electric lights, petition a 589; 
permit 591 
Camden St., tempory foot-bridge over Providence R.R., peti- 
tion a 589 ; permit 617 
New England Newspaper Union — 

222 Franklin St., steam-engine, order notice a 273; hearing 
334 ; permit 373 
New England Smelting Co. — 

Chelsea st. (E.B.), melting furnaces, petition a 511; permit 557 
Chelsea st. (E.B ),near Eagle St., melting fui'nace, petition 

a 677 ; ijermit 701 
Chelsea st. (E.B.), near Eagle st., steam-engine, petition and 
order notice a 677 ; hearing 733 ; permit 777 
N. E. Weston Electric Light Co. — see Lamps 
New Orleans, City of— 

Testimonial from city of Boston, committee appointed c 61, 

a 68; report, resolve and order passed c 80, a 82 
Mardi gras festival, order for committee rejected c 81 
New street (ward 2) — 

Wooden addition to building : opposite Maverick st., petition 

a 273 ; permit a 314, c 322 
Boiler : No. 22, petition a 289 ; permit 313 
New York & Boston Manufacturing Co.— 

52-54 Pearl st., steam-engine, petition and order notice a 483; 
hearing 549 ; permit 574 
New York & New England R.R. Co.— 

Commonwealth flats in Fort Point channel, extension of 

wooden building, petition a 12, c 16; permit c 8ii 
First and Granite sts., tracks, petition a 82 ; report and order 
notice 701 ; hearing 703 ; remonstrance and petitions in aid 
803 
Federal St., crosswalk at N.Y. & N.E. R.R. station; petition 
a 178 ; report 234 
Crosswalk at Summer St., petition a 193 ; report 295 
East Chester park, stone piers under bridge, order passed 

a 234 
Commonwealth flats (ward 12), wooden building, erection, 

petition a 468; report c 561, 578; order ruled out c 598 
Columbia st. (Dorchester), temporary and partial closing, 

petition a 568; permit 617 
Commonwealth flats, near Northern av., (ward 13), wooden 
building, erection, petition a 803 
Newbury street — 

Edgestones : abatement and assessment a 83 
Sidewalks : petition a 115 ; order passed 142 

No. 211-217, petition a 209 ; order passed 234 
No. 170, petition a 549; order passed 574 
Nos. 205, 207, and 209, petition a 677 ; order passed 701 
Nos. 249 and 251, petition a 690; order passed 721 
Nos. 263 and 265. petition a 783; order passed 807 
Stables : near Hereford St., petition a 159 ; permit 197 
Near West Chester park, petition a 247; permit 275 
Petition a 309 ; permit 340 
Petition a 404 ; permit 426 
Rear West Chester park, petition a 468; permit 487 
Near Chester park, petition a 511 ; permit 557 
Corner Chester park, petition a 511 ; permit 557 
Near Hereford St., petition a 639, permit 658 
Near Hereford St., petition a 667; permit 679 
Tracks; west of Clarendon St., petition a 369: remonstrance 

404 
Grading : between Hereford st. and West Chester park, or- 
der passed a 295 
Newell, John — 

Bedford St., free industrial school, petition a 309; report 

c 349, a 352 
Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Newey, Joshua C. — 

9-11 Hampden St., steam-engine, hearing a 247; permit 277 
Newhall, George A. — 

Appointed siiperintendent West lioxbury scales a 115 
Appointed measurer of wood and bark a 115 
Newhouse, A. F. — 

Falcon, near Brook st. (ward 1), stable, petition a 12; per 
mit34 
Newman, Andrew W. — 

Appointed superintendent Roxbury scales a 115 
Newton, City of — 

Boundary lines a 255 



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INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Newton, John F. — 

1 Kearsarge av., tree, removal, petition a 667; report 701 
Nichols, Arthur H — 

Moreland St., edgestones, petition a 677; order jjassed 701 
Nichols, B. F.— 

53 Milk St., steam-engine, petition and order notice a 747; 
hearing 803 ; permit 838 

Essex st.-extension, sewer abatement, order pas.sed a 889 
Nichols, B. W.— 

Esses St., near South St., tunnel, petition a 115; permit 142 
Nichols, Elizabeth F. et al.— 

Moreland St., between G-reenville and Fairland sts., sewer, 
petition a 289 ; report and order notice 314; hearing 334; 
order passed 356 
Nichols, Fredei'icic — 

Mt. Vernon St., edgestones, assessment a 83 
Nichols, John C. et al. — 

Commercial St., from Charles-river bridge to Hanover st. 
leaving, petition a 309 
Nichols, Smith W., jr.— 

Park St., sewer ab.ateraent a 412 
Nichols, W. F. & Co.— 

497 Washinglon St., electric light, permit a 775 
Nichols, William Ripley — 

Report on water impurities c 78 
Nicholson, Emily E. — 

F St., personal injuries, leave to withdraw, a 83, c 86 
Nickelson, John E. et eil. — 

No. 536 to 544 Bremen St., sewer, isetition a 568; report and 
order notice 681; hearing 690; order passed 775 
Nickerson, A. T. — 

Warren bridge, lease of building, petition c 460, a 468; order 
passed a 557, c 559 
Nicotine, Joseph et al. — 

Ferry st., paving, petition a 309 
Niles, S. & L. v.— 

FaneuH Ilall market, transfer of stall No. 32, report a 864 
Niles, William A. — 

ApiJointed undertaker a 89 
Ninth street- 
Sidewalk: corner K st., petition a 115 

Claims : personal injuries a 193, 313, c 322 

Crosswalk : order passed a 295 

Stable : near H st., petition a 836; permit 863 
Noble, Arthur — 

Cottage St. (ward 23), stable, petition a 309; permit 340 
Nonantum st. (Brighton) — 

Watering trough: corner Market St., petition a 229; order 
passed a 340, c 343 
Noonan, Daniel — 

Aijpoiuted constable a 589, 630 
Norcross, Mellen & Co. et eil. — 

Corn court, paving, petition a 289 
Norfolk avenue (ward 20) — 

Wooden building. No. 112, enlargement, petition c 245 ; permit 
a 255, c 257 

Sprinkling : petition a 511 

Nuisance — see Health 

Stable: corner Milton av., petition a 623; i)ermit 645 

Edgestones, sidewalks ; petition a 733 
Norfolk street (ward 24) — 

Lamps : petition a 178 ; leave to withdraw 915 
Norfolk street — 

Edgestones : order passed a 276 

Grading, gravelling, plank walk : order passed a 314 

Extension of repairing to Madison St., petition a 334 

Crosswalks, at Milton av., petition a 390 ; report 455 

Petition a 568 
Noi-ris, Jacob — 

Elected superintendent Federal-st. bridge c 111, a 118 
North aveniie — 

Widening : $40 damages a 24 
North avenue (ward 24) — 

Grade damages : No. 7, petition a 209 
No. 9, petition a 209 
No. 11, petition a 568 
North Beacon street — 

Crosswalk : at Cambridge St., petition a 652 

Telephone poles : petition a 68 
North Bennet street — 

Paving : petition a 639 

Use of ward-room for cooking-school : petition a 803 ; referred 
c 848, a 855 
North street — 

Claims : personal injuries a 20, c 25, a 120, c 122 

Steam-engine, at Nos. 105 and 107, permit a 120 

Mortgage discharged a 101 

Paving : between Commercial and Clark sts., petition a 334 
North Harvard street (ward 25) — 

Telegraph poles : petition a 511 ; permit 679 
North Howard street (ward 25) — 

Stable : petition a 247 ; permit 275 
North Mead street (ward 4) — 

Stable : No. 22, leave to withdraw a 721 
North Russell street — 

Paving : petition a 511 



Northampton place — 

Lying-in hospital : No. 1, petition a 623; referred 658; license 
668 
Northampton street — 
Paving : petition a 229 

Between Washington st. and Shawmut av., petition a 289 
Electric lights: near Providence R.R., petition a 589; permit 

591 
Highland R.R. location: petition a 639; report and order 
notice 668; hearing 709; order passed 807 
Petition a 709; report and order notice 721; hearing 783 
Underground telegraph and telephone wires ; permit a 888, 913 
Northampton st. district — see Lands 
Norton, Bernard- 
Corner Quincy and Cherry sts., grade damages, petition a 511 ; 
order passed 864 
Norton, William A. — 

Nominated and elected supt. Cambridge-st bridge. North 
Harvard-st. bridge, Western -av. bridge to Cambridge a 235 
Novelty Iron Co. — 

Amory st. (W.R.), steam-engine, petition and order notice 
a K15; hearing 8S1 
Noyes, Charles J. — 

Elected representative a 747 
Noyes, Josiah — 

74 W. Rutland sq., edgestones, petition a 511; order passed 
558 
Nute, Orsamus — 

Sprinkling city streets : petition a 159 ; report 180 

O street — 

Corner Fifth st., primary school-house site, order passed for 

payment a 72 ; c 74, 86 
Steam-engines: at No. 83, petition and order notice a 120; 
hearing 178; permit 197 

Corner First St., petition and order notice a 580; hearing 
60S ; permit 631 
Wooden buildings: movement from 562 East Seventh st., 
permit a 276 

Erection near East First st., petition a 623 
Melting furnace : rear No. 83, petition, order for hearing 

a3~73; permit 394 
Grading: between Broadway and Third St., petition a 511 
Stable : near East First St., petition a 580 ; permit 591 
Oak square (Brighton) — 

Sidewalk : petition a 352; order passed 376 
Oakland Gardens^ 

Steam-cngme : petition and order for hearing a 230; hearing 

289 ; permit 313 
Entertainments: petition of Isaac B.Rich a 229, 275 
Corinne Kimball, jiermit a 557 
Oakland Garden Association- 
Oakland Gardens, steam-engine, petition and order for hear- 
ing a 230 ; hearing 289 ; permit 313 
Ober, Louis P. — 

4 Winter place, electric light, permit a 862 
O'Boyen, Michael — 

Appointed assistant sup't of Broadway bridge a 786 
O'Brien, Hugh, alderman — 
Oaths of office 1 
Elected : chairman of board of aldermen 1 ; manager of Old 

South Association a 33, c 44; trustee of public library 

a 34, c43 
Appointed : joint committee on rules and orders 233; armo- 
ries 12; bridges 12; Faneuil Hall, etc. 12; lamps 12; 

sewers 12; common, etc. 12; legislative matters 12; 

printing 12 ; public buildings 12 ; public institutions 12 ; 

public lands 12 ; public parks 12, 30 ; Stony brook 12, 30 ; 

Mystic-valley sewer 23; testimonial to city of New 

Orleans 68 ; commissions 293 ; obsequies of President 

Garfield 621 
Remarks : 

Address on election as chairman 1 

Care of sidewalks in front of public buildings and 
grounds 13 

Coasting on common 30, 36 

Water-rates for manufacturing and mechanical establish- 
ments 38 

School expenses 91 

Homoeopathic hospital 102 

Proposition of John Reardon 118 

Petition of Benjamin F. Anthony 138 

Contested election case 161 

Salaries of city officers 251, 311, 429, 490, 499, 580, 609 

Proposed abohtion of commissions 274,289, 858 

Fourth of July 310 

Reservoir building and new court-house 315 

Corliss pum ping-engine controversy 320, 695 

Public library 352 

Gold and Stock Telegraph Co. 361 

Old state house 391, 406, 422, 500, 585, 791 

Convention on mayor's salary 434 

Extension of Harrison avenue 457 

Pay of laborers 498,551, 571, 614 

Use of boats on public-garden pond on Sundays 500 

Clerk-hire of auditor of accounts 512 



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Water from Lake Winnipiseogee 515 
Impurity of water supply 551, 73S 
Restriction of cars on the circuit 569 
Cliarges against city treasurer 611 
General meeting of citizens 613 
Death of President Garfield 620 
Public parks 610, 711, 764 
Steady work and full time for laborers 654 
Collector's department, personal explanation 657 
Limiting municipal expenditures 670, 700 
New bridge to Charlestown 697, 856 
Evening high school 738 

Additional water supply, $55,000 balance 779 
Pay of ferry employes 839 
Underground electric wires 842 
Extra high-service water supply a 881 
Brush electric light 884 
Closing address 91S 
O'Brien, Jeremiah — 

Columbia St., near N.Y. & N.E. R.R. (ward 24), stable, peti- 
tion a 229 ; permit 255 
O'Brien, John B.— 

Ajspoiuted constable a 589, 630 
O'Brien, John B. et al. — 

Passage-way from 91 Chambers st. to Leverett st., lamps, 

petition a 593 ; report 890 
Charles St., crosswalk, petition a 677 
91-93 Chambers St., crosswalk, report a 701 
O'Brien, Mary A.— 

Personal injuries, petition a 132 
O'Callahan, C— 

35 Lawrence st. (Charlestown), lamp, petition a 549 
Lawrence st. (Charlestown), sewer, petition a 549 
O'Connor, Catherine B. — 

30 Gates St., tree, petition a 115 
O'Connor, James — 

Marsh st. (ward 24), stable, petition a 159; permit 180 
O'Donnell, Edmond — 

Appointed assi-stant sup't of Mt. "Washington-av. bridge a 786 
O'Donnell, Ellen- 
Chelsea St. (E.B.), personal injuries, petition a 193 
O'Flynn, Honora W.— 

6 C St., edgestones, sidewalk, petition a 690 
O'Leary, Daniel — 

Shamrock St., near Commercial st. (ward 24), stable, petition 
a 667 ; permit 679 
O'Leary, Thomas — 

Renewal of passenger-wagon license, petition a 132 ; license 211 
O'Neil, Arthur H.— 

East Eighth St., corner Knowlton St., sidewalk abatement a 94 
O'Neil, Joseph H. — 

Nominated and elected director for public institutions c 156, 

a 159, cl73, a 180 
Elected representative a 747 
O'Neil, J. H.— 

Seneca St., lamps, report a 890 
O'Niel, Matthew H. et al.— 

Knowlton st., edgestones, sidewalks, petition a 309 
O'Toole, Anna— 

F St., personal injuries, petition a 82 
Ocean street (ward 24) — 

Stable : rear Alban st., petition a 677 ; permit 700 
Ochs, Andrew — 

Lark and West Eighth sts., sidewalks, petition a 667 
Odd Fellows Hall Association et al. — 

Warren av. (ward 17) , change of name, remonstrance referred 
a 12 
Old Colony Railroad Co. — 

Station on Dorchester av., petition, order passed a 334 
Notice of land taken on Foundry st. a 356 
Dover-st. crossing, order passed a 573 ; referred c 577 ; report 
c 607, a 608 
Old Colony Railroad Co. et al. — 

South Boston R.R. Co., locations in Kueeland and Lincoln 
sts., petition in aid a 309 
Old Colony and Newport Railroad Co. — 

Raising grade and building bridge over D st. extended, con- 
tract authorized a 255, c 257 
Old South Association — 

Managers nominated and elected a 33, c 44 
Old State House — see Buildings 
Oldham, Jonathan et al. — 

Mt. Vernon st. (Charlestown) , sidewalks, roadway, petition 
a 652 
Oliver street — 

Telegraph poles : petition a 193 

Melting furnaces : No. 97, petition a 404; permit 427 
Steam-engines : No. 97, petition and order notice a 404; hear- 
ing 449 ; permit 473 
No. 63, petition and order notice a 736; hearing 803; 
permit 838 
Olmstead, Frederick Law — 

Report on West Roxbury park c 443 
Omnibuses, etc. — 

Boston & Maine R.R. depot to Rowe's, India and Litclifield's 
wharves, Robinson & Emerton, petition a 82, license 211 



Bowdoin sq. to Litchfield's wharf, George A. Coleman, 
petition a 89, license 211 
To steamboat wharves, George W. Calef, petition a 115; 
license 211 
Fitchburg R.R. station to steamboat wliarves, William 

Fletcher, petition a 115; license 211 
Renewal of passenger- wagon license, Thomas O'Leary, peti- 
tion a 132 ; license 211 
To Allandale Springs, Harvey Scudder, petition a 132; 

license 211 
Between Calvary cemetery and Forest Hills cars, John H. 
Cunningham, petition in favor a 422; license refused 573 
From Cambridge bridge to excursion boats, license refused 

a 573 
From K st. to excursion boats, licenses granted a 573 
Field's Corner to Neponset, Wm. W. Lambert, license a 590 
Charles st. to Boston is Albany station, John C. Stiles, 

l^etition a 667 
Cragie's bridge to ScoUay sq., Franklin Cross, petition a 690 
West Chester park, through Svvett st. to City Point, petition 
a 733 
Orange court- 
Grade damages, petition a 159; leave to withdraw c 607, a 608 
Orchard, Margaret E. — 

64-80 Baxter St., sidewalk, petition a 639 
Orchard park- 
Protection of trees, petition a 193 

Extension : petition o 476 ; order referred c 606, a 608 ; notice 
of call for report c 606; report, assigned c 664; substitute 
order assigned c 688 ; referred c 728 
Plank walks : petition a 709 
Orchard street — 

Sewer : petition a 483 
Ordinances — 

President of common council requested to serve on com- 

mittee 3 
Joint standing committee c 11, a 12, 14, 748 
Revision of ordinances, report of order to petition for act 

c 48; laid on table a 55; indefinitely postponed a 73 
Officers appointed to make complaints in cases of violation of 

ordinances a 100 
Ordinance passed adopting ordinances of 1876 and sulDsequent 

ordinances a 118, c 122 
Order to submit drafts of ordinances to city solicitor, passed 

a 140 ; indefinitely postponed c 144 
Ordinance relating to law department— see Law department 
Ordinance relating to clerk of committees— see Committees 
Ordinance relating to messenger to eity council — see Messen- 
ger 
Ordinance relating to mayor's clerk — see Mayor 
Act relating to ordinances c 303 
Ordinance to confirm certain ordinances reported c 304 ; passed 

c 326, a 335 
Amusement licenses, ordinance passed a 890; referred c 896 
Oriole street (ward 23) — 
Lamps : petition a 589 
Orleans street (wai-d 2) — 

Wooden additions to buildings : rear Everett st., petition 
a 289 ; permit a 314, c 322 
Corner Webster st., petition a 589; leave to withdraw 
a 890, c 895 
Nuisance, between Maverick and Decatur sts., order passed c 
637, a 643 
Osborn, Henry H. — 

Appointed third assistant city messenger a 196, c 198 
Osborn, John, jr. — 

Nominated and elected second assistant assessor c 144, 172, 
a 179, c 182 
Osborn, William T.— 

Appointed measurer of wood and bark a 115 
Osgood & Dyer — 

29 and 30 Dock sq., electric lights, permit a 659 
Otis, Howland — 

Appointed public weigher a 783 
Overseers of poor — see Poor 
Owens, Patrick J. — 

7 Clarence St., edgestones, order passed a 295 
Owners of wharves on Commercial street — 

Betterment assessment on property for widening Commercial 
St., request for hearing a 608 
P street — 

Sidewalks ; between First and Fourth sts., petition a 89 

No. 51 , petition a 549 ; order passed 574 
Wooden building : movement from 602 East First St., peti- 
tion a 100 ; permit 142 
Stable : petition a 273 ; permit 294 
Sidewalk and edgestone abatement : petition a 881 
Packard, C. S.— 

Two wooden buildings, petition to move a 289; permit 314 
Page, Harding & Co.— 

Milk St., between Batterymarch and Broad sts., paving, peti- 
tion a 549 
Page, H. D.— 

Appointed public weigher a 422 
Page, Joseph E. — 

Appointed field driver and pound keeper a 255, c 257 



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INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Page, Joseph "W. — 

Centre st., near Green st. (Jamaica Plain), tree, removal, 
petition a 309 ; report 376 
Page, Kilby — 

Enfield St., sewer abatement a 412 
Paige, John C. — 

20 Kilby St., crosswalk, petition a 229 
Paine, Benjamin F. — 

Appointed superintendent Brighton scales a 115 
Paine, Isaiah, jr. — 

Appointed constable a 689, 630 
Paine, Joseph K. — 

Nominated and elected trustee of Mt.Hope cemetery a 210, c 217 
Paine, J. S. et al. — 

Canal St., at Market st., crossing, petition a 362; report 376 
Palmer, Albert et al. — 

Orchard-park extension, petition c 476; report c 664 
Palmer, Leavitt B. — 

Appointed constable a 039 
Palmer place (ward 20) — 

Lamps : iietition a 652 ; report 890 
Palmer street — 

Sewer : report of cost referred a 20 
Paris street — 

Edgestones, sidewalks : at Nos. 197, 199, 201, petitions a 178; 
orders passed 394 

Wooden building : movement from 78 Chatham St., petition 
a 422 ; permit 456 
Parisian, steamer — 

Order for committee passed c 155; amended a 159, c 175 
Park, George W. — 

556 Dorchester av., telegraph pole, petition a 229 

526 Dorchester av., telegraph i^ole, damages, petition a 404 
Park square- 
Enclosure of ground : petition a 209 

Sprinkling : petition a 209 ; order passed 234 

Cambridge R.R. location, petition a 352; report and order for 
hearing 412 ; hearing 468 ; order passed 646 

Electric lights : permit a 808 
Park street — 

Claims : personal injuries a 83, c 86 

Tree : No. 4, removal, petition a 289; report 376 
Park street (Charlestown — 

"Widening : damages a 591 
Park street (Dorchester) — 

Sewers : report of cost referred a 20 
Abatements a 412, 659 

Petition a 568; report and order for hearing 586; hearing 
589 ; order passed 630 

Sprinkling : petition a 193 ; order passed 234 

Wooden building: near Dorchester av., erection, petition 
c 343 ; permit a 395, c 397 
Parker, Augustus et al. — 

Washington St., between Blue Hill av. and Mt. Bowdoin 
station, plank walk, petition a 709; order passed 746 
Parker, Charles W. - 

Newbury St., near Hereford st. (ward 11), stable, petition 
a 667 ; permit 679 
Parker, Clifton F.— 

Release from county jail a 56; reconsideration, laid on 
table 72 ; release 103 
Parker, George W.— 

Pynchon st. (ward 21), stable, leave to withdraw a 700 

I'etition for leave to dig up Centre St., near I'ynchon St., to 
find old boundary stone a 803 ; permit 837 
Parker, Harleston et al.— 

Parker Hill av., macadamizing, etc., petition a 51 
Parker, Harvey D. et al. — 

Chapman place, extension, petition a 474; report referred to 
next city government a 890, c 895 
Parker, Henry B. — 

Appointed public weigher a 193 
Parker Hill avenue — 

Macadamizing, etc. : xietitions a 51 
Parker & Huckins — 

Corner Pine and Washington sts., roller skating rink, license 
granted a 211 
Parker street — 

Platform against ice-house, petition a 12; permit a 24 

Sidewalks, Nos. 671 & 678 : order passed a 234 

Nos. 685 & 687 : petition a 422; order passed 456 

Grade damages : No. 468, petition a 549 

Temporary track : permit a 426 

Track: petition a 449 

Edgestones, sidewalks : Nos. 661 & 663, petition a 474; order 
passed 485 

Wooden building: movement to Gilbert st., petition a 668; 
leave to withdraw 631 

Site for school-house : order passed a 679, c 683 

Crosswalk : at Billings place, petition a 709 
Parker, W. E. & Co.— 

357 Washington St., electric lights, permit a 862 
Parker street (Charlestown) — 

Sewer : report of cost referred a 20 
Abatement and assessment a 180 
Abatements a 412, 449, 488 



Parkinson, William et al.— 

Canal st., removal of sidewalk, petition a 623; order passed 

746 
Parkraan, Henry, councilman (ward 9) — 
Oaths of oflice 1 
Appointed : committee on badges 11 ; common 27 ; legisla- 

ti\e matters 27; testimonial to city of New Orleans 61; 

fourth July 259 ; old state house 436 ; plants in winter 505 ; 

obsequies of President Garfield 622; joint rules and 

orders 650 ; Webster centennial 817 
Elected : president pro tern. 238 ; director of East Boston 

ferries a 34, c 44 
Remarks : 

Committee on improved sewerage 3 

Election of finance committee 8 

Ice in South bay 16 

Joint rules and orders 27 

Publication of names of jurors, 28, 67 

Coasting on common, 43, 46 

Members of city government bemg members of school 
committee 49 

Janitors of school-houses 49 

Dates of rauuiciijal elections 50 

Testimonial to city of New Orleans 61 

Ward 19 contested election case 62 

Decoration day 67 

Elevated railroads and rapid transit 77 

Appropriation for assessors' department 96 

Petition of John Reardon 113, 129, 149, 185, 208 

A question of privilege 125 

Steamer Parisian 156 

Ordinance relating to city messenger 176 

Appropriation bill 190 

Homoeopathic hospital 204, 226 

Safeguards against fire 208 

Encroachments upon the harbor 217, 239 

Legislation in cases of doubtful elections 225 

Confirmation ofwatei- commissioner 244 

Inspector of vinegar 245 

Directors forpublic institutions 279 

Transfer of Engine 12, etc. 281 

Pay of laborers 284 

Commonwealth-avenue fences 287 

Police parade 307 

Removal of fences from squares 307 

Forest and Oakland gardens for fourth of July 385 

Music stand on common 397, 403 

Old state house 416, 436 

Auditor of accounts 420 

Salaries of city officers 436, 539, 605, 606, 706, 753 

Salaries of ferry employes 440 

Public parks 464 

Requesting return of order relating to parks 480 

"Woodward defalcation 502 

Care of plants in winter 504, 687 

Summer concerts 510 

Death of President Garfield 621 

AVashington park 637 

"Visit to inspect Corliss pumping-engines 648 

Rules and orders of common council 665 

City solicitor 671, 682 

Allowmg city employes time to vote 802 

Care of plants in winter 825 

Transfer of powers to city council 847 

Joint convention, maj'or's valedictory 848 

City Point park 867 

Limitation of municipal expenditures 872 

Investigation of police commissioners 907 
Parkman, William — 

Elected first assistant assessor c 111, a 116 
Parkraan street — 

Edgestones : petitions a 422, 511 ; orders j^assed 455, 658 
Parks, Martha E.— 

Foster st., sewer abatement a 789 
Parks, Public — 

Joint special committee c 4, a 12, c 27, a 30, c 689 
Charles-river embankment — see also Legislative matters 

I'ark commissioners requested to report advantages c 192 

Acceptance of chapter 197, acts 1881, order referred c 403 

I'lank walk, order referred c 403 

Additional land, order to petition, passed a 892, c 896 
Annual report of park commissioner a 53 ; referred c 81, a 82 
Arnold arboretum, topic in commissioners' report referred 

a 70, c 74; orders referred c 509; report ruled out of order 

c 546; assignment c 606; order amended c 651; orders 

rejected, reconsideration laid on table c 663, 671 ; orders 

referred to special committee c 672; visit, order indefi- 
nitely postponed c 674; visit, order passed c 689; petitions 

a 720, c 723, a 745, c 748, 762, 909; report assigned c 762, 

792; accepted, order amended c 851; orders passed c 868, 

a 881 
Topic in mayor's address referred c 80, a 82 
Bridge over park water-way c 81, a 82 
Muddy-river improvement: park commissioners requested to 

investigate and report c 81, a 82; report a 678; referred 

c683 



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William Graj', ji'., appointed commissioner a 209, o '217 
Marine park (S.B.), petitions a 273, c 278, a 289, c 303, a 309, 

c 401 ; orders a 517 ; laid on table a 549 ; referred a 574 
Lot of land front of Art Museum, and lot at junction of Hunt- 
ington av. and Boylston St., laying out as public parks; 
order of inquiry passed a 350; referred c304; report, or- 
der passed a 412, c 415 ; report referred a 617 
Report on "the several orders, petitions and otlicr documents 
relating to the establishment of jsarks " c 442; substitute 
order providing for references to several conunittees 
passed 460; laid on table a 470, 489; order requesting 
return rejected c 478, 504; papers referred a 674 ; report 
a 629; assigned a 639, 678, 699; West Roxbury, City 
Point, Brighton, and East lioston park orders passed 
a 710; Charles-river embankment and Muddy-river im- 
provement, orders rejected, reconsidered, and assigned 
a 710, 746 ; Charles-rivet embankment, order passed a 764 ; 
ordered to a second reading e 792; laid on table c 834; 
passed c 870; Muddy-river improvement order assigned 
a 764, 783 ; passed a 809 ; laid on table c 834 ; passed c 871 ; 
South Boston, Brighton, West Roxburj', and East lioston 
parks, substitute orders assigned c 723; AVest Roxburj-, 
laid on table c 827; passed c 851; South Boston, laid on 
table c 830 ; passed c 867 ; Brighton, indetinitely postponed 
c 832 ; East Boston laid on table, c 832 ; passed o 870. 
Visit to proposed park lands, order passed c 446, a 449 
Proposed park on Parker hill, order referred c 477 
Winthrop farm, order referred c 637 
Meeting of citizens of Highland district, resolutions in favor 

of West Roxbury park, referred a 677 
Brighton park, order referred to next city government a 893, 

c896 
Parkway between Back-hay park and West Roxbury park, 
order passed c 910 
Parmenter, D. W. et al. — 

Condor st. (E.B.), edgestones, sidewalks, petition a 422 
Parsons street (ward 25) — 

Wooden building: movement to Church St., petition a 639 ; 
permit 659 
Partridge, Asa C. — 

2828 Washington st., removal of tree, petition a 623; report 
659 
Partridge, Sylvester E. — 

Api)ointed field driver and pound keeper a 255, c 257 
Patch, Daniel A. et al. — 

Passageway between Columbus av., Springfield and Worces- 
ter sts., lamps, petition a 881; report 915 
Patterson, A. J. — 

Maple St. (Roxbury), edgestones, petition a 178; order passed 
376 
Patterson, David — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 ' 
Pattison, John^ 

Nominated aud elected second assistant assessor c 144, 172, 
a 179 
Paul,M. F.— 

Shawmut av., personal injuries, petition a 82 
Paul street^ 

Sidewalks : order passed a 276 
Paving — see Streets 
Payne, J. D. — 

Movement of wooden building ou Beacon st., from Hereford 
St. to Brooklineav., petition a 334; permit 357 
Payson avenue (ward 24) — 

Stable : leave to withdraw a 721 
Payson, Calvin B. — 

27 Seaverns av., tree, removal, petition a 468; report 519 
Payson, John B.— 

Payson av. (ward 24) , stable, leave to withdraw a 721 
Payson, John F. — 

Nominated and elected second assistant assessor c 144, 172, 
a 179 
Peahody, G-eorge — 

Commercial St., sewer abatement, petition a 273 
Pearoe, Shadrach H.— 

Brimmer school-house, conveyance of land c 177, a 179 
Pearl, Edward- 
Nominated and elected director of East Boston ferries, a 120, 
c 122, a 132, c 144, a 160, c 174 
Pearl place — 

Paving : petition a 209 
Pearl street- 
Claims ; personal injuries a 404 
Steam-engine : Nos. 52-54, petition and order notice a 483, 

hearing 549 ; permit 574 
Underground telephone wires, petition a 733; permit a 888, 

913 
Lamps : report a 890 
Pearl street (ward 24)— 

Stable : near Dorchester av., petition a 549; permit 572 
Sewer : report of cost referred a 20 
Pearson Cordage Co. — 

112 Norfolk av. (ward 20), enlargement of wooden building, 
petition c 245 ; permit a 255, c 257 
Pearson, Liverus E. — 

Aijpointed registrar of voters a 82 



Pearson, Mary E. — 

Harrison av., corner Worcester sq., removal of telegraph 
pole, petition a 100 
Pease, A. et al. — 

Highland av., driveway, petition a 608 
Pease, Frederick — 

Nominated and elected director for public institutions c 156, 
a 159, c 173 
Peck, A. P.— 

Amusement license granted a 471 
Peirce, Silas & Co. et al. — 

Commercial St., from Cross st. to Atlantic av., paving, peti- 
tion a 309 
Peniberton square — 

Underground telegraph and telephone wires : permit a 888, 913 
Pembroke street- 
Sewer : report of cost referred a 33 
Abatement of assessment a 210 
Pendergast, George S. — 

Elected first assistant assessor c 111, a 116 
Percival, J. P. T.— 

35 School St., druggist's mortar, petition a 115; permit 140 
Perkins, Edward N. et al.^ 

Perkins st. (ward 23), macadamizing, etc., petition a 549 

Perkins st., between Pond av. and Prince st., plank walk, 
petition a 763 
Perkins street (ward 23) — 

Macadamizing, etc., petition a 549 

Wooden building : erection near Prince St., petition a 623 

Plank walk; between Pond av. and Prince st., petition a 763 
Permanent Peace Fund, trustees of — 

Broadway extension, §90 damages, order passed a 775 
Perrin street — 

Edgestones, sidewalks : No. 18, petition a 209, order passed 
234 
No. 24, petition a 273; order passed 295 
No. 26, petition a 404; order passed 426 

Sidewalks : No. 26, petition a 352 ; order passed 376 
Perrin street (ward 21) — 

Stable : rear No. 18, petition a 193 ; permit 211 
Perry, Catlierine — 

198 Paris St., edgestone, sidewalk, petition a 178; order passed 
394 
Perry street (ward 3) — 

Stable : petition a 390 ; permit 426 
Peters, Alvah H. — 

Nominated and elected city messenger a 70, c 74 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Peters, William — • 

Appointed public weigher a 115 
Petroleum, etc. — 

Inspectors appointed a 115 

2 Central wharf, license a 170 

Second st., between D and E sts., license a 170 

42 Sudbury St., license a 180 
Chelsea st. (E.B.), license a ISO, 235 

43 India st., license a 235 

Langmaid's Block, Charlestown St., license, remonstrance 
a 334; report a 630 
Pettingill, Ozias B. — 

Appointed iiublic weigher a 115 
Pevear, Charles B. — 

Pevear place, lamps, leave to withdraw a 915 
Pevear place — 

Lamps : leave to withdraw a 915 
Peverly, William S.— 

Comijensation for injuries received on ferry boat, petition 
a 100 
PfafF, H. & J.— 

75 Pynchon St., wooden addition to building, petition a 100 

Pipes under Pynchon St., petition a 369 ; permit 394 
Pfaff, Henry— 

75 Pynchon st., stable, petition a 193 

65 Pynchon St., wooden building, xjetition a 209; permit 255, 
c257 
Phelaa, William H.— 

42 Clarence st., edgestones, petition, a 352; order passed 376 
Sidewalks, petition a 404 ; order passed 426 
Phillips, Alvin I. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Phillips, Alvan J. — 

Appointed constable a 449 
Phillips, G. H.— 

Amusement license refused a 313 
Photo-Electrotype Engraving and Manufacturing Co. — 

63 Oliver st., steam-engine, petition and order notice a 736; 
heai-ing 803 ; permit 838 
Pickell, John E.— 

Nominated and elected supt. Essex-st. bridge a 235 
Pickering, Henry C. — 

Elected second assistant assessor c 172, a 179, c 182 
Pickering, Henry C. et al. — 

Sawyer st. (ward 19), sprinkling, petition a 273; report 
295 
Pickering, Henry W. — 

Nominated and elected overseer of poor a 169, c 173 



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INDEX TO PKOCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Pierce, Henry — 

Elected first assistant assessor c 111, a 116 
Pierce, Henry L. et al. — 

Codmau St., between "VVasliington st. and Dorchester av. , 
lamps, petition a 836 
Pierce, John — 

Elected first assistant assessor c 111, a 116 
Pierce, John H. — 

Nominated and elected second assistant assessor o 144, 172, 
a ITJ 
Pierce Light Guard — 

Fair, invitation accepted a 89 
Pierce, Samuel B. — 

26 & 28 Leonard St. (ward 24), stahles, petition a 247; 

permit 275 
Clayton st. (Dorchester), steam-engine, petition and order 

notice a 517 ; hearing 549 ; permit 574 
Boston St., near Hamlet St., stable, petition a 608; permit 
629; addition to stable, prfition a 763; permit 916 
Pierce, Samuel B. et al. — 

Corner Columbia and Glendale sts., crosswalks, petition 
a 422 ; report 455 
Pierce, S. G. & J. H.— 

Greenwich pi., sewer abatement a 180 
Pierce, S. H. L.— 

50+ East Eighth St., abatement of sidewalk assessment a 83 
Pigeon, Henry & Son — 

89 Summer st. (ward 2), wooden addition to building, ijeti- 
tion a 309 ; permit a 395, c 397 
Pillsbury, Edwin L. — 

Elected representative a 747 
Pillsbury, Joseph — 

Aljpointed measurer of wood and bark a 115 
Pine street — 

Retaining-wall for Broadway extension, order passed a 357, 
c364 
Pitts street — 

Sewer: petition a 511; order passed 518; report of cost re- 
ferred 855 
Ab.ateraent a 889 
Plagenianer, Henry — 

Shawmut av., corner Middlesex st., release of condition in 
deed a 196, c 198 
Pleasant street — 

Lantern : Ko. 235, petition a 20; permit 84 
Steam-boiler : No. 208, permit a 616 
Pleasant street (Dorchester) — 

Sewer : report of cost referred a 20 
Macadamizing, etc., petition a 89 ; order passed 314 
Sprinkling : petition a 178 ; order passed 234 
Sidewalks : jjetition a 549; order passed 574; petition a 589 
Plimpton, Charles H. et eil. — 

Waverley st. (ward 21), lamp, petition a 709; i-eport 890 
Plimpton, James L. — 

Release of conditions in deed, petition c 688 ; order passed 
e 731, a 736 
Plumer Patent Fertilizer Co. — 

Abatement of Mj-stic-valley nuisance, petition a 369 
Plumraer, Joseph A. — 

312 East Eighth St., abatement of sidewalk assessment a 71 
Plympton street — 

Wooden building: erection, petition a 89; permit a 140, c 144 
Point Shirley Railroad — see Eastern Junction, etc. 
Poland, Luke — 

Parker st. (Charlestown) , sewer assessment a 180 
Poland, William C. & Son— 

$10000 advance on contract c 192, 201, a 210 
Police — 

Joint standing committee a 12, c 27 

Pay of deceased pensioner authorized a 15, c 16 

"Dead" telegraph wires— see Telephone wires 

Request of commissioners for property room a 22, c 43 ; report 

c 509, a 515 
Telegraph wires, placing under ground— see Telephone wires 
Quarterly reports of commissioners a 69, 273 
Topic in mayor's address referred c 80, a 82 
Autliorizing certain arrests, order of inquiry c 80, a 82 
Suppression of vice, petition referred a 94 
Theatrical exhibitions, etc., order passed c 113; substitute or- 
dinance passed a 118, c 122; communication referred 
a 196 ; report 211 
Commissioners appointed a 115, c 122 ; elected c 155 
Increase in night police force, petition a 193; referred to 

police commissioners 231 
Pay due deceased employe, petition a 209; leave to withdraw 

a 231, c238 
Matron for city prison, message from mayor referred a 82, 
c 86 ; report, order passed a 231, c 238 ; ordinance repoi'tcd 
c 303 ; passed c 328, a 335 
Proposed changes in ordinance, communication from commis- 
sioners referred a 93 
Report in part, order passed relating to officers for duty 
at head-quarters, etc. a 231, c 238, a 253; ordinance 
reported c 303 ; passed c 328, a 335 
Report in part, pension to Enos Wasgatt, order to revoke 
assigned c 349, 366; indefinitely postjaoned 386 



Increase of salaries, petition of inspectors referred a 253 
report, referred to police commissioners a 298, c 300 
report, inexpedient, accepted a 337; laid on table c 343 
placed on file c 606 

Proposed abolition of all commissions — see Commissions 

Head-quarters, report and orders for selection of site and sale 
of land and building assigned c 305 ; order for selection of 
site referred c 327 : order'for sale laid on table c 327 

Parade, order referred c 307 , report c 349, a 352 ; invitation 
accepted a 353 

Order to remove commissioner Jones referred c 330, a 335; 
reports c 875, 899 ; referred to next city government c 899, 
a 912 

Order to remove commissioner Gargan referred c 332, a 335 ; 
reports c 875, 899 ; referred to next city government c 899, 
a 912 

Order to remove commissioner Walker referred c 385 ; cora- 
mnnication I'cferred c 401 ; reports c 875, 899; referred to 
next city government c 899, a 912 

Charitable fund, annual report of trustees a 337 

Camden et., droves of horses, petition referred to commission- 
ers c 349, a 352 

Gi'ievance of Michael Hourihan, petition referred a 356, 489, 
c503 

Station on Back-bay territory, communication of commis- 
sioners and petition referred c 401 ; reports refei'red a 630, 
668 ; report, orders passed a 745 ; assigned c 748 ; passed 
c 798; deed of land, order passed a 890, e 896 

Protection of officers of treasury department a 428, c 435, 
a 452 

Protection of common, etc., order passed a 487, c 503 

Helmets for policem.en, order passed a 516; indefinitely post- 
poned c 621 ; order rejected c 536 

Annual report a 517 

Expenses incurred by employe in discharge of duty, petition 
a 490 

Dover-st. railroad crossing, order passed to enforce law a 573; 
referred c 577 ; report c 607, a 608 

Assistance to harbor master, etc. — see Harbor 

Police protection on (new) Wnsbiugton St., report referred 
a 573 ; report, order passed a 591, c 594 

Vacations of policemen, payments, order passed a 587; in- 
definitely postponed c 594 

Damage bj' dogs, petition a 568; order passed a .591; order 
passed a 916 

Harbor police accommodations, subject referred c 606, a 608 

Pay due deceased employe, order passed a 680, c 683 

Helmets worn by oflieers in city hall, order referred c 801 

Free souj^, order passed c848, a 855 

Inspection of tVieatres — see Theatres 

Amusement licenses, ordinance passed a 890 

ScoUay sq., common and public garden, electric lights, 
request of commissioners a 881 

Reward for arrest of David Mooney, order passed c 910, 
a 912 

Liquor licenses, order referred c 911 
Pollard, M. S. P. et al.— 

Savin Hill av. (Dorcliestei-), sprinkling, petition a 193; or- 
der passed 234 
Pomcroy, George T. — 

Columbus av., personal injuries, petition a 247; leave to 
withdraw a 313, c 322 
Pond, Elijah P.— 

Corey St., near Centre st. (ward 23), stable, petition a 623; 
permit 645 
Pond, James T. — 

Appointed public weigher a 115 
Pond street { ward 23) — 

Stable : near Avon st., petition a 639 ; permit 058 

Wooden building: addition, near Avon St., petition a 639; 
report and order a 862, c 865, 911, a 912 
Poole, John C. — 

. Elected superintendent I3i'oadway bridge c 111, a 118 
Poor— 

Treatment of poor — ■ 

Joint special committee, order to appoint c 4, 27; laid on 
table a 32 ; indefinitely postponed a 73 

Overneer-'i of pool — 

Joint standing committee a 12, c 27 
Brooker fund, order to petition for transfer a 23, 55 
Quarterly reports a 69, 273, 557, 709 
Examination of property, report a 70, o 74 
Overseers nominated and elected a 169, c 173 
Annual report a 371 
Trust funds, report c 910 a 913 
Pope, Betsey J. — 

Petition for change of restrictions to conditions on land c 79, 
207, a 210 
Pope, Bridget — 

145 Havre St., sidewalk, petition a 608; order passed 631 
Pope, James et al. — 

Richmond and Adams st. (ward 24), plank walks, petition 
a 159 
Pope, James W., councilman (ward 9) — 

Oaths of office 7 

Appointed : committee on legislative matters 27 



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Remarks : 

I'iiy of laborers 285 
City treasurer 323, 363 
Investigation of police commissioners 321 
Old state house 347, 384, 594 
Salaries of city officers 5i9 
Personal explanation 758 
Public parks 829 
Pope, William et al. — 

Commercial, Park, Beach, and Mill sts. (Dorchester), sprink- 
ling, petition a 193 ; order passed 234 
Poplar street (W.R.)— 

Telephone poles : petition a 511 ; permit 617 
Porcelain place — 

Lamps: petition a 690 ; report 890 
Porter, Mary N.— 

161 Havre St., sidewalk, order passed a 426 
Porter street (ward 23)— 

Edgestoue : abatement, petition a 589 
Porter street( E.B.) — 

AVooden building : movement from Chelsea st. , petition a 511 ; 

permit 557 
Paving : petition a 639 
Portland street — 

Widening: report, order for estimate passed a 428, c 435; 
report of estimate referred a 452; report referred 
a 630 ; report, order passed a 668, 678, c 683 
Petition a 369 
Underground telegraph and telephone wires : permit a 888, 913 
Portunato, F. J. et ul.~ 

George st., i^etition to put in order a 404 
Post, William S.— 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Post ofUce square — 

Underground telephone wires : petition a 733 
Pote, J. H. & Co.— 

Rutherford st. (ward 4) , stable, petition a 836 ; permit S63 
Potter, Asa P.— 

244 Coraraonwealth av., stable, petition a 783; permit 807 
Potter, Asa P. ct al. — 

Commonwealth av., planting of trees, petition a 68 
Potter, Silas et al . — 

Engine No. 12, removal, remonstrance a 159 
Corner West Cottage St., and Blue Hill av., petition to cut oif 
and grade a 404 
Power, James et al. — 

Dorchester St., near Dorchester av., sprinkling : petition a 404; 
order passed 485 
Powers, Charles A. — 

Corner Seventh and C sts., crossings, petition a 608; report 

6ai 

Powers, Charles A., councilman (ward 13) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Apiiointed : committee on overseers of poor 27 
Powers, Melvin & Co. et al. — 

Hadley St., grading, etc., petition a 229 ; order passed 254 
Powei's, William — 

Ajipointed measurer of uj)per leather a 115 
Prang, Louis et al. — 

Centre St., sprinkling, petition a 334; order passed 357 
Prang, Louis & Co. — 

Roxbury St., crosswalk, petition a 390; report 455 
Pratt, Charles E., councilman (ward 21) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed : committee on rules and orders of common coun- 
cil 3; joint rules and orders 3; public instruction 27; 

public parks 27 (resignation GS9) ; commissions 301; 

eulogy on President G-arfield 622 ; ordinances 650 
Elected: trustee of public library a 34, c 43; president pro 

tern. 521; vote of thanks 547; president of council 682 
Resignation from committee on ordinances 748 
Remarks : , 

Joint rules and orders 4, 27, 98 

Election of finance committee 8 

Badges for couneilraen 10 

Testimonial to city of New Orleans 61 

Ward 19 contested election case 64 

Invitation to public meeting relating to Irish afl'airs 76 

Elevated railroads and rapid transit 77 

School expenditures 108 

Extension of Harrison av. and D st. 112, 128 

Petition of John Reardon 113, 128, 149, 184 

A question of privilege 125 

Appropriation bill 148, 183, 190 

Steamer Parisian 155 

Ordinance relating to elly messenger 176 

Summer concerts 192 

Commonwealth avenue 206 

Safeguards agalnt fire 208 

Ward 13 contested election case 222 

Commissioner of sinking funds 257 

Prince school-house yard 260, 287 

Pay of laborers 263, C33 

Directors of public institutions 280 

Transfer of Engine 12, etc., 280 

Adjournment for lack of quorum 299 



Fourth of July 301 

Ordinance relating to city architect 301 
Removal of fences from public squares 307, .326 
Proposed police building 327 
Sale of estate 37 Boylston st. 328 
Taking land for park opposite art museum 364 
Public library examination 367 
Music stand on common 398 
Resignation of councilman Hagar 402 
Old state house 417 
Permits to build during vacation 435 
Salaries of city officers 438, 539, 599, 635, 636 
Public parks 445, 460 
Building limits 446 

Supplementary reading for public schools 507, 543, 674 
Rearrangement of seats In council chamber 545 
Nuisance on Norfolk av. 546 
Arnold arboretum 546, 671, 672 
Personal explanation 547 
Permits for wooden buildings 561, 578 
Homoeopathic hospital 205, 227 
Evening high school 596 
Charges against cltj' treasurer 605 
Lake Winnlplseogee 605 
Rules of the council 632 
On taking chair as president 682 
City solicitor, personal explanation 682, 749 
Closing address 919 
Pratt, Charles E. et al.— 

Washington St., between Union and Greenwood avs., sewer, 
petition a 549; report and order notice 645; hearing 652; 
order passed 669 
Pratt & Co. <r< al.— 

Neponset av., petition to put In order from Mill st. to the 
river a 585 
Pratt, Isaac, jr. — 

Cambridge St., rear, opposite Beacon park (ward 25), stable, 
permit a 34 
Pratt, Isaac, jr. et al. — 

Brighton av., corner Harvard av., crossing, petition a 352; 
report 376 
Pratt, Sara M. — 

534 Columbus av. and corner Worcester St., sidewalks, peti- 
tion a 667 ; order passed 701 
Pratt, W. S.— 

197-203 Maverick st. (ward 2), wooden building, petition 
a 273 ; permit a 314, c 322 
Pray, Francis W., councilman (ward 5) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed: committee on joint rules and orders 3; health 
27 ; ijubllc lands 27 ; testimonial to city of New Orleans 61 ; 
fourth July 259 ; commissions 301 ; obsequies of President 
Garfield 622 
Elected : committee on finance 10 
Calls council to order 238 
Remarks : 

Testimonial to city of New Orleans 61 
Charlestown almshouse 198 
New bridge to Charlestown 238 
Public parks 465 
Salaries of city officers 523, 540 
Vaccine virus 594 
Charges against city treasurer 604 
Pray, Joseph F. — 

Wooden building^ rear 107 Chestnut st. (ward 5), petition 
a 115; permit 255, c 257 
Preble street — 

Laying out : damages a 71 

Stable : rear No. 63, i:)etltlon a 132; permit 180 
Sidewalks : Nos. 19 and 21, abatement, petition a 483 
Prentiss, Henry — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Prescott, Charles J. — 

Director for public institutions, resignation a 210 
Prescott street- 
Nuisance : corner Bennington st., petition a 404 
Presinger, E. — 

170 Cabot St. (ward 19), stable, leave to withdraw a 721 
Preston, Mary E. — 

Pension of Samuel Preston, deceased, payment authorized 
a 15, c 16 
Preston street (ward 24) — 

Crosswalks : petition a 422 ; report 455 
Preston, W. G.— 

Mason building. Liberty sq., steam-engine, petition and order 
notice a 32 ; hearing 82 ; permit 94 
Priest, J. Edward — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Priest, John T. — 

Aijpolnted assistant city clerk a 3 
Prince, Frederick O. [see also Mayor] — 

Inaugurated mayor 1 
Prince street — 

Claims : personal injuries a 132 

Steam boiler : petition a 549 ; permit 574 

Paving: near Commercial st., petition a 589 



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INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Prinoeton street (E.B.) — 

Claims : personal injuries c 79, 3-19, a 352 
Princeton street (Charlestown) — 

Cliange of name, remonstrance c 87 
Printing — 

Mayor's inaugural address c 4, a 14 

Municipal Register, and pocket edition of rules and orders, 

etc. c 4, a 32, c 98 
Record commissioners' reports, stereotyping and reissue c 10, 

a 14 
First volume of record commissioners' reports, stereotyping 

and reissue authorized c 192, a 195 
Department reports, order referred c 11 ; laid on table a 14, 

referred a 39 
•Joint standing committee a 12, 178, c 27 

250tli Anniversary Memorial, copies to new members c 18, a 20 
Annual report by superintendent a 69 

Nomination of superintendent, order assigned c 157, referred 
c 176 ; ordinance reported c 303 ; assigned c 326 ; passed 
c 397, a 405, 429 
Rejiort on new bridge to Charlestown a 235, c 238, a 254, c 259 
Auditor's annual rcj^ort a 277, c 278 
Official report of proceedings of city council c 286, 301, 

a 309, 434 
Document showing tables of salaries e 286, a 293 
Superintendent appointed a 369, c 380, 441, a 449 
Decisions of city solicitor, compilation, order referred c 389 
City government ink, order referred c 389 
Oration fourth of July, request of copy for press a 456, c 460 
Ordinance establishing salaries of city officers (Doc. 106) 

c 503, 522 
Sujjplementary reading for public schools, order, etc. c 507 
Document 118, Arnold arboretum a 518, c 521 
Water supply for Deer island, a 518 
Names of jurors drawn and jury list, publishing, petitions 

a 483, 568 
Ordinance relating to fire department c 546 
Explosive compounds, ordinance c 547 
Sinking funds, ordinance c 547 

Opinion of corporation counsel on vacancies bj' resignation c 547 
Election laws, order passed c 606, a 608 
Orders relating to public parks a 629 
Proceedingji of city council on death of President Garfield 

c 636, a 643 
Eulogy on President Garfield, request of copy for publication 

a 680, c 683 ; printing, order passed a 702, c 703, a 709 
Report and ordinance relating to salaries c 636 
Rules and orders, pocket edition, order passed c 689 
Reports on improved sewerage 700 
Memorial History of Boston, order passed a 861 ; indefinitely 

postponed c 865 
Binding city documents and proceedings of city council, or- 
der passed c 910, a 913 
Prior, Patrick — 

Petition for appointment as superintendent of east draw of 
Chelsea bridge a 89 
Prior, William — 

Faneuil hall market, transfer of stalls Nos. 9 and 11 to Wm. 
H. Prior, report a 837 
Prison Point flats — see Health 
Probation ofticer— see County of Suifoik 
Proctor, Albert E.— 

Nominated and elected second assistant assessor c 144, 172, 
a 179 
Proctor, George B. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Proctor, Ira J. — 

1281 Washington St., steam-engine, petition and order notice 
a 179 ; hearing 229 ; permit 254 
Proctor, John — 

Bolton St., grade damages, order passed a 314 
Prospect avenue (wai-d 23) — 

Stable : near Baker St., petition a 912 
Prospect Street (Charlestown) — 

Crossing : at Frothingham school-house, petition a 589 ; report 
617 
Providence street — 

Cambridge R.R. location : from Park sq. to Church st., peti- 
tion a 390 ; report and order for hearing 412 ; hearing 468 ; 
order passed 646 
Province court — 

Steam-engine : No. 6, petition and order notice a 452; hearing 
511 ; permit 557 
Public buildings — see Buildings 
Public grounds — see Common 
Public institutions — see Institutions 
Public lands — see Lands 
Public parks — see Parks 
Pulsifer, Abbey R. — 

Henchman St., sewer abatement a 790 
Pulsifer, Frank N.— 

Commerce St., damages, petition c 245; leave to withdraw 
c 349, a 352 
Purchase street — 

Steam-engines and boilers at Nos. 114-120, petition and order 
notice a 14; hearing 52; permit 70 



At No. 24, petition and order notice a 52; hearing 89; per- 
mit 101 

Nos. 44-46 ; petition a 568 ; permit 587 
Underground shafting : to No. 175-179 Summer St., petition a 

783; order passed 807 
Paving : between Congress and Federal sts., petition a 803 
Putnam, J. S., executor — 

14 Essex St. (Charlestown), removal of tree, report a 809 
Putnam street — 

Sidewalks : petition a 639 
Putnam street (E.B.)— 

Sewer : petition a 334, report and order notice 356 ; hearing 369 ; 

order passed 412 ; report of cost referred 837 
Edgestones, sidewalks : corner White St., petition a 568, order 

passed 591 
Sidewalks : No. 61 and 63, petition a 763; order passed 807 
Pynchon street (ward 21) — 

Wooden addition to building: at No. 75, petition a 100 

Rear No. 89 and 91, petition a 677 ; report and order a 862, 
c 865, 911, a 912 
Sewer: damages, petition a 115; leave to withdraw a 356, 

c364 
Telegraph pole : at No. 107, removal, petition a 115 
Stables : at No. 75, petition a 193 

Leave to withdraw a 700 
Wooden building : erection rear No. 65, petition a 209 ; permit 

255, c 257 
Pipes : petition a 369 ; permit, 394 

Steam-engine : ooi-ner New Heatli st., petition, order for hear- 
ing a 373 ; hearing 422 ; permit 452 
Claims : damages a 404, c 545, a 556 
Edgestones, gutters, macadamizing : order passed a 519 

Q street — 

Sewer : between Fourth and Fifth sts., report and order 

notice a 170 ; hearing 178 ; order passed 197 ; report of cost 

referred 837 
Plank crossing : from Harbor View house, petition a 369 
Grading, gravelling: between Second and Third sts., order 

passed a 394 
Sidewalks, and putting in order : petition a 511 ; order passed 

558 
Quigley, Charles F., councilman (ward 2) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Aijpointed : committee on East Boston ferries 27 
Remarks : 

Salaries of ferry employes 441 
Quigley, William H. — 

19 Beacham st. (ward 4), stable, petition a 100; permit 211 
Sprinkling streets in Chariestown, petition a 115; permit 276 

Quincy street — 

Sidewalks : No. 57, petition a 369 ; order passed 395 

No. 59-61, petition a 390, order passed 426 
Grade damages: corner Cherry St., petition a 511; order 

passed 864 
Edgestones, sidewalks: Nos. 2 and 8, petition a 568; order 
passed 590 
Quinn, Hannah — 

Pearl St., lumps, report a 890 
Quirk, Dennis G. — 

Nominated and elected second assistant assessor c 144, 172 
a 179 
Quirk, John — 

Movement of wooden building : from Brewer st. to Child st. 
(ward 23) , petition a 733 ; permit 775 

Ramsey, Donald et al. — 

Hyde Park av., plauk walk, petition a 309 
Rand, W. S.— 

286-288 Commonwealtli av., sidewalk, petition a 229; order 

passed 276 
80 and 82 West Rutland park, edgestoue, petition a 803 ; order 
passed 837 
Randidge, George L. et al. — 

Lenox st., from Shawmut av. to Tremont St., grading, petition 
a 422 
Rankin, S. S.— 

20 Eliot St., lantern, permit a 84 
Ransom, Charles A. jr. — 

East Boston ferry, personal injuries, petition a 115 
Ray, George 1'.— 

Aijpointed measurer of grain a 115 
Raymond, Charles A. — 

130 Hanover St., electric light, permit a 789 

12 Tremont row, electric Ught, permit a 837 
Raymond, Charles E. (administrator)— 

Faneuil Hall market, transfer of stalls 88 and 90 with cellar a 34 
Raynes, Francis — 

Commercial St., sewer abatement a 170 
Raynes, Francis et al. — 

Ferrin st., at Bates .st., crosswalk, petition a 690; report 721 
Read & Crosby— 

100-104 Richmond St., steam-engine, petition and order 
notice a 83 ; liearing 115 ; permit 139 
Read, Edwin — 

Faneuil Hail market, transfer of stall No. 32, report a 864 



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Reade, John- 
Elected representative a 747 
Reading street — 

Grading, etc. : petition a 89 
Reagan, John B. — 

Mill and Everett stB. (ward 24), crossing, petition a 667; 
report 701 
Rean, Maria — 

13 Union av. (ward 23), edgestone abatement, petition a 474 
Reardon, John — 

Care of common and public grounds, petition for contract 

a 57, c 58, a 68, c 74, 113, a 118 
Petition for public hearing o 113; indefinitely postponed 
a 118 ; notice, discussion c 128 ; report, leave to witladraw 
a 134; recommitted c 149; report accepted c 184, a 195 
Record commissioners — 

Authorized to stereotype reports and reissue second report 

c 10, a 14 
Sixth report presented c 58 
Authorized to stereotype and reissue first volume of reports 

c 192, a 195 
Annual report c 267 

Ordinance to amend reported e 304; passed c 326, a 335 
Commissioners elected c 421, a 422 

Authorized to occupy lobby during summer vacation c 477 
Redesdale street (ward 25) — 

Sewer : petition a 568 
Reed Brothers & Sawin — • 

Rutherford av., corner "Winchester st. (ward 5), stable, peti- 
tion a 32 ; permit 56 
Winchester St., near Rutherford av., wooden building, peti- 
tion a 132; permit 255, c 257 
Foot of Williams St., stable, petition a 132; permit 170 
Reed, David K. et al. — 

Corner Blue Hill av. and Alaska st., crosswalk, petition a 468 
Reed, Edgar L.— 

Appointed public weigher a 115 
Reed, F. O. et al.— 

Mill-st. court (ward 4), lamps, petition a 404 
Rutherford av., at Lincoln St., crosswalk, petition a 549 ; report 
574 
Reed, James — 

65 and 67 Cottage st., sidewalks, petition a 568 ; order passed 591 
Reed, I. Marshall — 

Parker St., at Billings place, crosswalk, petition a 709 
Reed, William C et al.— 

Humphreys St., grading, gutters, petition a 68 
Reed's court — 

Sewer : report of cost referred a 14 
Abatement and assessment a 180 
Reeve, William R. — 

Appointed public weigher a 115 
Regan, Jeremiah — 

Coi-ner C and Seventh sts., sidewalk, petition a 474; order 
passed 485 
Regan, John B. — 

Mill St., between Ashland and Commercial sts., edgestones, 
petition a 303 
Regan, Michael — 

Personal injuries a 132 
Regent street — 

Sewer: between Circuit and Dale sts., petition a 449, report 
and order for hearing 488 ; hearing 511 ; order passed 557 ; 
rejjort of cost referred 837 
Registrar, city — see Births, marriages, and deaths 
Registrars of voters— see Elections 
Reilly, Edward F.— 

Appointed public weigher a 115 
Remsen, Ira — 

Report on condition of water a 768 
Revere street — 

Sewer : report of cost referred a 14 
Reynolds, Frank W. et al. — 

Holbrook and Orchard sts., sewer, petition a 483 
Rice, Isabella J. — 

Pay due Edward Rice, deceased, order passed a 837, c 844, 899 
Rice, N. W.— 

341 Commonwealth, av. sidewalk, petition a 309 ; order passed 
342 
Rich, Isaac B. — 

Oakland Gardens, entertainments, petition a 229; license 275 
Richards, A. W. — 

Movement of wooden building from 15 Warren av., x^etition 
a 334 ; report referred 357 
Richards, Calvin A. et al. — 

Northampton st., between Washington st. and Shawmut av., 
paving, petition, a 289 
Richards, N. D. et al.— 

Clift'and Glenwood sts., crosswalk, petition a 247 
Richards, Sylvester — 

Movement of wooden building from 7 Webster st. (ward 4) , 
to Monument st. and Bunker Hill st. (ward 3), petition 
a 159 ; permit 180 
Movement of wooden buildings : from 202 Rutherford av. to 
rear Rutherford av., near South Eden st. (ward 5), peti- 
tion a 763 ; permit 807 



Richardson, Albert- 
Beacon St., damages, petition c 87; leave to withdraw c 156, 
a 159 
Richmond, Abby C. — 

Crawford St., edgestones, petition a 483; order passed 519 
Richmond, A. C. — 

Boston and EUery sts , wooden addition to building, petition 
a 763 
Richmond street — 

Steam-engine : atNos. 100-104, petition and order notice a 83; 
hearing 115 ; permit 139 

Paving : between Fulton and North sts., petition a 390 
Richmond street (ward 24) — 

Plank walks : petition a 159 
Ricker, Lewis C. — 

Faneuil Hall market, transfer of cellars 19 & 20 a 294 
Riddle, P. C. et al.— 

Orchard park, plank walks, petition a 709 
Ridgewav, E. W. et al.— 

Rutland place, lamps, petition a 309; leave to withdraw 916 
Ridgeway lane — 

Paving : order passed a 485 
Riley, Michael E.— 

Reward for arrest of David Mooney c 910, a 912 
Rill street (ward 24) — 

Sewer: petition a 449; order passed 488; report of cost referred 
837 
Ring, Michael A. (heirs of) and David A. and Thomas F.— 

Preble St., laying out, $2481.60 damages a 71 
Ring, Robert — 

136 Havre st., sidewalk, petition a 178; order passed 213 
Ring, Thomas F.— 

Nominated and elected overseer of poor a 169, c 173 
Riordan, P. O.— 

Ward St., stable, petition a 115; permit 170 
Ripley, H. F.— 

Appointed officer to make complaint in cases of violation of 
ordinances a 100, 677 

Appointed truant officer a 100 

Appointed constable a 100, 589, 630 
Ritchie Street Lighting Co.— 

Petition for leave to exhibit lamps a 549 
River street — 

Edgestones : order passed a 276 ; petition a 568 ; orders passed 
590, 617 

Grading, edgestones, gutters, macadamizing : order passed 
a 314 
River street (Dorchester) — 

Telephone poles : petition a 178 ; order laid over 395 ; passed 
405 

Widening: damages a 591, 837 

Wooden building:] addition, near Cedar St., petition a 763, 
855 
Robbins, Edward — 

Appointed public weigher a 783 
Robbins, Henry C. — 

Appointed public weigher a 115, 449 
Robbins, J. & Co. — 

Materials supplied to city, petition for pay a 511, leave to with- 
draw c 545, a 556 

Rear No. 178 Border st. (wardl), wooden building, erection, 
petition a 549; report c 561, 578; order ruled outc 598 
Robbins, John — 

58 Kneeland st., defective sewer, petition a 404 
Robbins, Joseph W. — 

Appointed public weigher a 783 
Robbins, Nathan — 

490 Commercial St., rear, lamp, petition a 334 
Roberts, H. O.— 

255 Commonwealth av., sidewalk, petition a 608; order 
passed 631 
Robertson, George W. et al.— 

Corner Bennington and Prescottsts., abatement of nuisance, 
petition a 404 
Robertson, .John W. et al. — 

337-341 Chelsea St., edgestones, sidewalks, petition a 132; or- 
ders passed 574, 631 
Robie, John — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Robie, Mrs. T. S. et al.— 

Somerset St., continuation of pavement to Ashburton place, 
petition a 639 
Robinson & Emerton — 

Passenger wagons from Boston & Maine R.R. depot to 
Rowe's, India, and Litchfield's whaiwes, petition a 82; 
license 211 
Robinson, Edward F. — 

Nominated and elected assessor of taxes a 70, o 74 
Robinson, Henry S.— 

22 New St. (E.B.), boiler, petition a 289; permit 313 
Robinson, J. S. et al. — 

Avon St. (ward 23), lamps, petition a 639, 690, 783; report 
890 
Robinson, N. T.— 

Dorchester av., rear Dorchester Gas Co. (ward 24), stable, 
petition a 580, permit 592 



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INDEX TO PKOOEEDINGS OF CITY COUXCIL. 



Robinson, N. T. et al.— 

Dorchester av., between Savin Hill av. and Fields corner, 
petition to put in order a 132 
Spi'inkling, petition a 132; order passed 212 
Robson, W. O.— 

Official reporting, resolve passed a 434 
Roclie, Catharine et al. — 

Creek st. (ward 24) , sewer, petition a 289 ; report and order 
notice 314 ; hearing 334 ; order passed 376 
RocUview street (Jamaica Plain) — 
Grading : order passed a 276 

Sewer: report and order notice a 314; hearing 334; remon- 
strance 352; order notice 376; hearing 390 
Stable : near Enfield St., petition a 568; permit 592 
Rockwell, Horace T. — 

Elected representative a 747 
Rockwell, Horace T. et al. — 
Rifle range, petition a 289 
Rockwood street — 

Relocation : damages a 255 
Grading, macadamizing: order passed a 426 
Edgestones : petition a 483; order passed 519 
Rockwood street (W.R.) — 
Grading: petition a 178 
Roesfile, Catherine S. — 

Gardner st. (Rosbury), sidewalk, petition a 667; order 
passed 701 
Rogan, Michael — 

Mt. Vernon et., tugboat landing, petition a 422; report 455 
Rogers, Abram T., councilman (ward 22) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed: committee on public institutions 27; surveyor's 
department 27; survey and insi^ection of buildings 27; 
fourthof July 259 
Remarks ; 

Invitation to public meeting relating to Irish affairs 75 
Charlestown almshouse 200 
Salaries of city officers 533 
Rogers, Alfred — 

Third St., near L st. (ward 14), stable, petition a 639; leave 

to withdraw 668 
L St., corner Third st. (ward 14), stable, petition a 690; 
report 774 ; permit 789 
Rogers avenue — 

Petition that railroad crossing be planked a 580 
Planks within B. & P. R R. rails, petition a 608; order 
passed 017 ; report, action inexpedient 631 
Rogers avenue (ward 22) — 

Stable: petition a 159; permit 180 
Rogers Brothers ft al. — 

First St., between B and E sts., sprinkling: petition a247; or- 
der passed 276 
Rogers, Elizabeth — 

Washington St., personal injuries: petition a 209; leave to 
withdraw a 356, c 364 
Rogers, H. N. & Co.- 

90 Blackstone st., transparency, petition a 449; leave to with- 
draw 591 
Rogers, J. Austin etal. — 

Ehot sq., sprinkling, i^etition a 193; order passed 212 
Rogers, Jolm — 

Appointed constable a 5S9, 630 
Rogers, Patrick H. — 

Nominated and elected second assistant assessor c 144, 172, 

a 179 
Rogers av., petition that railroad crossing be planked a 580 
Rogers, Patrick H. et al. — 

Station st., macadamizing, sidewalks, etc., petition a 369; or- 
der passed 394 
Rogers P. H.— 

Rogers avenue, stable, petition a 159; permit 180 
Rogers street — 

Paving : petition a 483 
Rollins, Theodore F. et al. — 

Maverick St., between Havre st. and Maverick sq., macadam- 
izing, petition a 568 
Rosenburg, Mrs. E. H. — 

21 West St., lettered sign, petition a 369 
Rosenheine, Moritz — 

7 Rutland St., lamp, petition a 568; leave to withdraw 915 
Rosnosky, Isaac, councilman (ward 16) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed: committee on legislative matters 27; water 27; 
Marcella-st. Home inquiry 154 ; fourth of July 259 ; salary 
conference 635 
Remarks : 

Committee on improved sewerage 3 

Joint rules and orders 17, 44, 60 

Special adjournment 19 

Joint committees 19 

Mystic-valley sewer 49, 563 

Petition of John Reardon 58, 149 

Hot dinners for employes on improved sewerage 62 

Invitation to public meeting relating to Irish affairs 75, 80 

Extension of Harrison av. and D st. 128 

Water et., " flat-iron" estate 131 



Marcella-st. Home 154, 174, 268 

Dorchester-baj' tunnel 175 

Appropriation bill 190 

Summer concerts 192, 5.59 

Contract of William C. Poland & Son 192, 201 

Charlestown almshouse 200 

Homcpopathic hcspital 227 

Grand Junction wharves 241 

Confirmation of water commissioner 244, 271 

Inspector of vinegar 246 

Prince school-house yard 263 

Pay of laborers, etc. 264, 266, 284, 420, 6'33 

Pay of regular reporters 268 

Directors of public institutions 280 

Commonwealth-avenue fences 287, 3.6 

Fourth of July 300 

Police ordinance 303 

Fixing hour of adjournment 306 

Removal of fences from squares 307 

Proposed police building 327 

Vacation for mechanics, laborers, etc. 330 

Investigation of police commissioner 331, 875 

Old stale house 348 

Forest and Oakland gardens for fourth July 385, 389 

Pension to officer Wasgatt 387 

Music-stand on common 398 

Sudbury-rivcr storage-basin No. 4, 399, 467, 505, 540 

Fuel contract 414 

Public parks 465, 8i8 

Summer vacation 477 

Requesting return of order relating to parks 481 

Summer concerts 510 

Salaries of city officers 524, 538, 601, 700, 752 

Lake AVinnipiseogce 566, 605 

Dover-st. railroad crossing 577 

Inspection of provisions 578 

Rules and orders of common council 647 

Corliss pumping-engines 648, 663, 724 

Steady work and full pay for laborers 650 

Arnold arboretum 664 

Impurity of water supply 684 

Care of plants in winter 687 

Death of boseman Tobey 726 

Evening high school 731 

Water supply, $55,000 balance of appropriation 749 

Cleansing Sudbury-river basins 760, 799 

Allowing city employes time to vote 801 

Extra high-service water supply 870, 896 

Additional appropriation for public buildings 873 
Roundy, William A. — 

Appointed public weigher a 115 
Rourke, John — 

Henchman st., sewer abatement a 790 
Rowe, Joseph R. — 

Api^ointed constable a 589, 030 
Rowe's wharf — 

Passenger wagons, etc. — see Omnibuses 
Rowlock, George W. et al. — 

Bird St., extension, between Columbia and Hancock sts. 

(ward 24) , sewer, petition a 404 
Roxbury Carpet Co. — • 

Connection of factory buildings with fire-alarm telegraph, 

petition a 334 
Roxbtiry channel — 

Order for removal of sewage referred a 170 ; report, order 

referred a 212 ; report a 314 
Assistant harbor master — see Harbor 
Roxbury land records — 

Report of record commissioners c 58 
Roxbury street — 

Claims : personal injuries c 58, a 68 
Sprinkling : petition a 209 
Crosswalk : petition a 390 ; report 455 
Telegraph pole : corner King St., removal, petition a 589 
Royce, Burnham — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Royhaar, Henry— 

468 Parker St., grade damages, petition a 549 
Roys street (ward 23)— 
Grading : petition a 51 
Edgestones, sidewalks : petition a 549 

Sewer : petition a 549 ; report and order forbearing 557 ; hear- 
ing 569 
Ruggles street — 

Sidewalks: from Washington to Parker St., petition a 247; 

order passed 276 
Lamp-post : petition a 593 ; permit 631 

Planks within lines of B. & P. R.R. Co., removal of obstruc- 
tion, etc. ; jietition a 608 
Telegrapli poles : permit a 917 
Ruggles street Baptist Society — 

Ruggles St., lamp-post, petition a 593 ; permit 631 
Rules and orders — 

Joint special committee a 2, c 3, a 14, c 27, a 33, c 748 

Joint of 1880; adopted a 2; provisionally c 3; by substitute 

order a 2; non-concurrence, substitute order passed c 7; 



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adberence a 14 ; concurrence in jiart, conference commit- 
tee requested c 17; adherence, request for conference 
committee laid on tlic table a 22; rules adojjted with 
amendment c 25 ; concurrence with exception of rule 20 
referred a 33, c 44; committee instructed to report 
requisite changes c 44, a 52 ; report, orders passed c 00, 
a 68, c 74, a 82; order rejected c 98; report, amendments 
adopted c 108, a 117 ; reports of orders adopting ordi- 
nances, assigned c 112; indeiinitely postponed c 131; 
ordinance passed a 118, c 122 
Joint rules 16 and 24, orders i^assed a 556, c 559 
Of aldermen — of 1880 adojited 2; committee 2; report, order 

passed 12 
Of common council — of 1880 adopted 3 ; committee 3; report, 
amended rules and orders adopted 17 
Recess during absence of committee for counting ballots 

10 
Rule 72, refreshment and carriage bills 28 
Rule 21, order of inquiry passed c 167; report, amend- 
ment adopted 176 
Rule 25, amendment adopted 299 
Change in order of business, order referred 349 
Rule 46, closing debate, referred 403 ; report c 421 ; re- 
committed c 441 
Rules 69 and 70, amendments referred 632 ; report assigned 

c 647, 665; order jjassed 671 
Pocket edition, order passed c 689 
Decisions on points of order : 

Qouncil— Joint rule 10; references to committees 242 
Adjouruinent for want of quorum 288, 299 
Sub-committees not recognizable 385 
Orders die with municipal year 435 
Requesting return of order relating to parks 478, 604 
Solving doubt after declaration of adjournment 482 
Supply of reading for public schools 543 
Order for change of seats in council chamber 545 
Order relating to nuisance on Norfolk av., 546 
Orders relating to Arnold arboretum 546 
Permits for wooden buildings 598 
Past assignments classed as unfinished business, 

ruling not sustained 727 
Ascertaining presence of quorum 760 
Motions to reconsider 846 
Russell, Dr. Charles— 

20» Tremont St., lantern, petition a 733; permit 775 
Russell, Edward — ■ 

163 Havre St., sidewalk, petition a 511; order jsassed 558 
Russell, Emily — 

Leverett St., sewer abatement, order passed a 889 
Russell, Ira & Co.— 

Corner Albany and Maiden sts., \vooden building, erection, 
petition c 664, a 733 ; leave to withdraw a 775, c 792, a 862, 
c865 
Russell, Jeremiah — 

Faneuil Hall market, transfer of stall No. 30, a 57, 140 
Russell, Julia — 

230 Eighth st., abatement of sidewalk, assessment, petition 
a 115 ; order passed 142 
Rutlierford avenue (ward 5) — 

Stables : corner Winchester St., petition a 32; permit 56 
Opposite Lincoln St., petition a 68; permit 83 
At No. 1.52, petition a 178; permit 197 
Near Miller St., petition a 881; permit 916 
Sewer: between Union and Austin sts., report and order 
notice a 170; hearing 178; order passed 197; report of 
cost referred 855 
Wooden buildings : movement from 59 to 61 Chapman St., 
petition a 178 ; permit 197 
Near Miller st., wooden additions, petition a 247; per- 
mit a 314, c 322 
No. 202, permit a 255, c 257 

Opposite Winchester st., erection, petition a 589 
Near Allen st., erection, petition c 607, a 608; leave to 

withdraw c 637, a 643 
Movement from No. 202, to near South Eden St., petition 

a 763 ; permit 807 
Opposite Winchester St., erection, petition a 803 
Edgestone, sidewalk: No. 155, petition a 229; order passed 

254 
Crosswalk : at Lincoln St., petition a 549 ; report 574 
Shed : corner Miller st., petition a 697 
Rutherford street (ward 4) — 

Stable : petition a 836 : permit 863 
Rutland place — 

Lamps : petition a 309 ; leave to withdraw 916 
Rutland street— 

Lamp : No. 7, petition a 568 ; leave to withdraw 915 
Ryan, Ellen — 

Saratoga St., near Winthrop Junction, (ward 1), wooden 

addition to building, petition a 608 
Saratoga St., stable, petition a 090; permit 721 
Ryan, John B. — 

Mill St., between Ashland and Commercial sts., edgestones, 
order passed a 722 
Ryan, Joseph P. — 

Orchard park, protection of trees, petition a 193 



Ryder, Christopher C. — 

Nominated and elected second assistant assessor c 144, 172, 
a 179 
Rydei-, Harris P. P.— 

45 Brook av., sidewalk, petition a 589 

Sagamore street (Dorchester) — 
Plank walk : petition a 836 
Sagcr, Francis — 

Corner of High and Scliool sts. (Cliarlestown), remission of 
taxes a 229, 230, c 238, 259 
Salaries — 

Joint standing committee a 12, 178, c 27 

Report of committee on salaries a 231 ; orders passed a 247 ; 
recommittal a 253; report and action a 297, 311, 362, 429, 
452,490; ordinance substituted, c 436; substitute salary 
bill laid on table c 438; ordinance laid on table c 476, 504; 
orders (Doc. 90) assigned c 503; order passed to report 
ordinance and schedule in print c 503 ; I'oport (Doc. 106) 
c522; orders (Doc. 90) taken up, ordinance (Doc. 106) 
substituted and amended c 521; amended ordinance 
(Doc. 108) amended and passed c 538; laid on table 
a 550 ; ordinance and orders jjassed a 580 ; siJccial meeting 
called, adjournment without action c 588; concurrence in 
part, and amendment, passed c 598; concurrence a 608; 
conference rejected c 598 ; ordinance jiassed c 605 ; amend- 
ed, conference committee appointed a 608; uon-concur- 
rence, committeejoincdc634; reijort, ordinance asssigned 
c 686 ; considered c 705 ; assigned c 724 ; orders assigned 
c 606,636,728; ordinance indeiinitely postponed c 754; 
ordinances and orders passed c 754, a 763 
Orders fixing salaries of sundry city officers, and relating 
to treasurer of sinking funds, referred c 547; report, laid 
on table a 557 
Petition for increase of salaries a 253; report, referred to po- 
lice commissioners a 298, c 300 
Salaries paid at various periods; order ijassed to print docu- 
ment c 286, a 293 ; report c 303 
Salary of mayor, order proposing convention, laid on table 
a 433 ; substitute order to petition passed a 490 ; referred 
c503 
Salaries of ferry employes— see Ferries. 
Appropriations for clerk-hire, balances to remain unexpended 

c523 
Inspector of vinegar, order referred c 547; laid on table 

a 556 ; referred a 575 ; report c 762, a 764 
Transfers of appropriations, report c 800, 846, a 855 
Ordinance to amend referred to next city government a S93, 
c 896 
Salmon, Henry — 

Centre St., near Dedham line (ward 23), stable, petition a 468; 
permit 487 
Saltonstall, W. G.— 

Sewer assessment a 180 
Salutation street — 

Edgestones, sidewalks : petition a 549 
Saratoga street (ward 1) — 

Wooden buildings : erection near Riverside St., petition 
c 192 ; permit a 255, c 257 
Erection near Trumbull St., petition c 366; permit a 395, 

c 397 
Rear Nos. 62-64, report c 561, 578; order ruled out c 698 
Near Winthrop Junction, addition, petition a 608 
Stables : near Winthrop bridge, i^etition a 193; permit 211 

Petition a 690 ; permit 721 
Edgestone and sidewalk abatements : No. 741, petition a 229 

No. 667, petition a 649 
Grading: between Chelsea and Bremen sts., order passed 

a 341 
Sprinkling : petition a 422 ; order passed 456 
Grade damages : Nos. 617-645, petition a 589 ; order passed 

917 
Pipe : petition a 881 
Sargent's wharf (ward 6) — 

Stable : petition a 912 
Sargent, William P. & Co. et al.— 

Portland St., widening, petition a 369 
Saunders, P. J. — 

Dorchester av., near Commerce st. (ward 24), stable, petition 
a 593 ; permit 068 
Savage, Edward H. — 

Appointed probation officer for county of Suffolk a 273 
Savage, James S. — 

Ballot-boxes, report a 486; resolve and order passed a 511 
Savage, John — 

Appointed measurer of grain a 68, 85 
Savin Hill- 
Petition of John C. Hennessey for compensation for injuries 
from city servants c 46, a 52 
Savin Hill avenue — 

Sprinkling : petition a 193 ; order passed 234 
Plank walk : petition a 803 
Savin street — 

Edgestone, sidewalk : petition a 334, order passed 394 
Sawyer, George A. — 

Centre st. (ward 24), lamps, leave to withdraw a 915 



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Sawyer, Henry N. — 

Pleasant and Thoniley sts., sidewalks, petition a 549; order 
passed 574 
Sawyer, Henry N. et al. — 

Pleasant and Stoughtonsts. (Dorchester), macadamizing, etc., 
petition a 89 ; order passed 314 
Sawyer, Horace A. — 

Appointed culler of hoops and staves a 255, c 257 
Sawyer street (ward 19) — 

Sprinkling ; petition a 273 ; report 295 
Sayward, H. H. et al. — 

Bird St. and Cedar place (Dorchester), petition to establish 
grade a 490 
Sayward, W. H. et al.— 

Monadnock st., from Dudley to Bird st., sewer, petition a 
589 ; report and order notice 669 ; hearing 677 ; order 
passed 681 
Monadnock St., grading, edgestones, etc., petition a 881 
Scaife, Helen A. — 

380 Marlborough St., edgestones, petition, a 568; order passd 

590 
380 Marlborough st., sidewalk, petition a 639; order 
passed 701 
Scales, city — 

Superintendents appointed a 115, 352, 549 
North scales, annual report of supt. a 230 
North Brighton, petition for public scales a 580 
Scannell, Roger F. — 

184 Charles St., steam-engine, petition and order notice a 69; 
hearing 100 ; permit 120 
Scates,, Edward C. (t al. — 

Brighton, re-location of pipe near public library, petition 
a 589 
Schayer, F.— 

90 Baxter St., sidewalk, petition a 369 ; order passed 395 
Schmidt, Philippine^ 

H St., sidewalks, petition a 422; order passed 466 
Schmolz, Frederick — 

Second St., grade damages, petition a 390; order passed 837 
School street — 

Druggist's mortar : at No. 35, petition a 115 ; permit 140 
Underground telegraph and telephone wires : permit a 88S, 
913 
School street (ward 21) — 

Tracks : Met. K.li Co., petition a 209; report and order notice 
314 ; hearing 869 ; order passed 888 
School street (ward 23) — 

Claims : personal injuries c 58, a 68 
Sidewalk, edgestones : petition a 468 
School street (Charlestown) — 

Claims : personal injuries a 178, 356, c364 
Schools — 

Public instruction, joint standing committee, a 12, c 27 

Care of school-house yards and sidewalks a 13, c 16, 28, a 33, 

c43, 67, a 68, 373 
Furniture and repairs of school-houses, order passed a 35, c 43 
Request for additional appropriation, referred c 45; report 
referred c 87, a 89; reports, minority substituted and 
accepted a 90; assignment c 96; majority report substi- 
tuted and order passed c 108, a 117 
Members of city couijcil being members of school com- 
mittee, order to petition passed c 49; indefinitely post- 
poned a 62 
Janitors of school-houses, order to petition passed c 49 ; laid 

on table a 52; indefinitely postponed a 73 
Gaston district, primary school-house site, order passed for 

payment a 72, c 74, 86 
Old Latin and English high-school building surrendered a 83, 
c 86, 112, a 117 ; sale authorized c 477, a 483 ; corner-stone, 
message of mayor, referred a 836 
Truant officers appointed a 100 
Eustis-st. school-house yard, improvements, request of school 

committee a 132 
Appropriation bill— see Accounts, auditor's estimates 
Blossom-st., prLniar3' school, report inexpedient to purchase 
additional land c 176, a 179 
Primary school, additional .accommodation, request a 855 
Brimmer school-house, convej'ance of land c 177, a 179 
Prince school : enlargement of yard, report, order passed 
a 231; assigned c 238; order rejected, motion to recon- 
sider laid on table c 269 ; discussion, adjournment for lack 
of quorum 287 ; reconsideration refused 302 ; order passed 
to grade, sod, and fence yard a 631, c 635 
Mason st., paving, request of school committee a 273 
Office for master of Bunker Hill school-house, request of 

school committee a 273 
Bice school-house, windows, petition a 309 
Bedford st., free industrial school, petition a 309; report c 349, 

a 352 
Grounds belonging to Gibson School Fund, remonstrance 
against use as playgrounds, c 246, a 253; report c 442, 
a 449 
Atherton school-house, repairs, request of school committee 

a 362 
Winchell school-house yard, additioij, order referred c 349 ; 
report c 385, a 390 



Avon-place primary school-house, order passed a 376, c 380, 

401 
Industrial education, order referred c 403, a 405 
Stoughtou school-house, request for removal of partition re- 
ferred a 404 
Lincoln school building, request for double windows referred 
a 404 
Heating apparatus, request for repairs referred a 404 
Tuckerman school-house, request for enlargement of entrance 

referred a 404 
Adams school-house, request for master's office and repairs 

referred a 404 
Latin and English High School, gymnasium, request referred 
c 460 ; report, order passed a 472, c 475 
Evening high-school accommodations, request referred 
c 460; report, order passed a 472, c 475; order re- 
ferred c 695 ; report, order passed a 629 ; laid on table, 
order to consider other location referred c 635 ; notice 
of call for report c 665 ; report c 731 ; order referred 
a 738; report, order passed a 784; order to put gas 
pipes in new English high-school building, referred 
a 786; rejected c 849; petition c 799; order passed a 
862, c 865, 873 
East Boston High School, additional accommodations, request 

referred c 460 ; report, order passed c 703 
Vicinity of Harrison av. and Brookline St., primary classes, 

request a 132; order passed a 472, c 475 
Egleston sq., new grammar school-house, request for rear 
entrance, petition a 449 ; report referred c 477, a 483 
School-house lot, edgestones, sidewalks, order passed 
a 807 
Report of progress on all matters before committee c 477, 

a 483 
Fence for high-school building, a 394, c 397 
Thetford-av. school-house, request for room, a 449 
Lowell school district, additional primary accommodations, 
request a 449; report, order passed a 616; referred c 633, 
647 ; report, orders passed a 679, c 683; a 702, c 703 
Supplementary reading for public schools — see Libraries 
School building on Howard av., request to remove and 
rebuild referred a 404 ; notice of call for report c 605 ; call 
689 ; order for report passed c 731, a 736 ; report, order to 
purchase site passed c 874; order for transfer assigned 
c 874 ; referred a 887 ; referred to next city government 
c 908 ; referred to committee on finance a 913 
Conventions of board of aldermen and school committee 

623 
Comins district, request for additional primary accommoda- 
tions a 623 
Dillaway school-house yard, request for removal of trees a 623 ; 

report inexpedient e 848, a 855 
Chestnut av. Primary school, request for additional accommo- 
dations a 608 ; report, order passed a 702, c 703 
Separate votes for school committee, request a 608 ; report, 
order passed a 745 ; communication from school committee 
stating inexpediency, recommendation adopti^d a 782 
Dudley school, accommodation for primary pupils, request 
c689 
Grammar scholars, report, order referred c 748 
Urinals at boys' school-houses, request a 667 
Lexington-st. school-house, sanitary accommodations, request 
a 667; report, order x^asscd c 731, a 736 
Enlargement of yard, request a 783 
Boxbury high-school district, drill facilities, request a 667 
Dillaway school : new building, request a 449 ; report, order 
referred a 745 ; reports, orders passed a 764, 806 ; as- 
signed c 833 ; passed c 865, 871 
Additional accommodations, request a 623; report, 
order passed a 745 ; assigned c 792 ; passed c 835 ; 
report, referred to next city government a 887 
Dorchester district, additional primary accommodations, 

order passed a 701, c 70 ( 
Comins district, additional primary accommodations, order 

passed a 701, c 703 
Tappan school, personal injuries, petition c 728 
Dean school-house, better accommodations, order referred 

c 758 ; report inexi>edient, accepted c 834, 908, a 912 
Vacancy in school committee a 782 
School-houses, additional appropriation a 805, c 818 
Winchell primary school-yard fence, order passed, reference 
refused c 835; amendment adopted, order referred c 846, 
a 865 
Sherwin scliool-house, sidewalk, jjetition a 623 
Quincy street primary school-house site, order c 874; transfer 
order assigned c 874 ; referred a 887 ; referred to next city 
government c 90S.- referred to committee on finance a 913 
Sullivan sq., Charlestown, request for new primary school- 
house a 855 
Schwarz, Louis B. — 

Reijayment of taxes, petition a 247 
Scollay square — 

Posts : jjetition a 159 ; order passed 180 

Electric lights: change in location, petition a 193; order 

passed 212 
Passenger wagon : from Craigie's bridge, petition a 690 
Electric lights : petition a 881 



INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



LXllI 



Scott, George H. — 

Everett St., opposite Pleasant st. (Brighton), wooden building 
and wooden addition, erection, petition a 667; report and 
order a 862, c 865, 911, a 912 
Scott. John A — 

Nominated and elected overseer of poor a 169, c 173 
Scripture, Isaac F. — 

291 Dorchester St., steam-engine, petition and order notice 
a 309 ; hearing 369 ; permit 394 
Scudder, Ferdinand et al. — 

Asbestos Packing Co. 's factory, steam whistle, remonstrance 
a 159 
Scudder, Harvey — 

Passenger wagon to Allaudale spring, petition a 132; 
license 211 
Scullion, Matthew — 

36 Clarence St., edgestonc, sidewalk, petition a 404; order 
passed 426 
Sears, E. F.— 

Alveston st., near Seaverns av., sidewalk, petition a 709 
Sears, F. R., trustee— 

263 Commonweath av., sidewalk, petition a 652; order passed 
701 
Sears, George T. — 

136 Hanover St., electric light, petition a 309; permit 341 
Seaver, Charles M. et al. — 

Oriole st. (ward 23) , lamps, petition a 589 
Seaver, Fred — 

Appointed measurer of wood and bark a 115 
Seaver, N. et al — 

110 to 113 Meridian st., crosswalk, petition a 334; report 394 
Liverpool St., Chelsea cars, remonstrance a 413 
Seaver, William & Sons — 

Tremout St., at Culvert and Ruggles sts., crosswalks, petition 
a 334 
Seaver street (Charlestown) — 

Sewer : between Gardner and Kingston sts., report and order 
notice a 170 ; hearing 178 ; order passed 197 ; report of cost 
referred 837 
Seaverns avenue — 

Trees : No. 27, removal, petition a 468 ; report 519 
No. 21, removal, petition a 667 ; report 701 
Seaverns, Daniel — 

Terrace av. (ward 23) , lamps, petition a 677 ; report 890 
Seaverns, Josiah, heirs of — 

Rockwood St. relocation, $100 damages a 255 
Secomb, Kehew & Sons — 

365 Atlantic av. and 24 Purchase st., steam-engines, petition 
and order notice a 52 ; hearing 89 ; permit 101 
Second Parish — 

Melville av. (Dorchester), edgestones, petition a 568; order 
passed 590 
Second street — 

Petroleum, etc., between D and E sts., a 170 

Grading, etc.; between P and Q sts., petition a 309; order 

passed 394 
Grade damages : petition a 390 ; order passed 837 
Water-pipe : near H St., order passed a 789 
Seneca street — 

Grade established : near Albany st. a 376, 519 
Lamps : report a 890 
Seventh street — 

Claims : personal injuries a 89, 197, c 198 
Stables : near M St., petition a 273; permit 294 

Rear No. 656, petition a 273; permit 294 
Wooden warehouse: erection, petition a 422; report c 561, 

578 ; order ruled out c 598 
Sidewalk : corner C St., petition a 474; order passed 485 
Crossings : corner C St., petition a 608; report 631 
Sever, William & Sons et ul.^ 

Ruggles St., from Washington to Parker st., sidewalks, peti- 
tion a 247 ; order passed 276 
Sev/all place — 

Proposed extension, order referred c 306, a 309 ; report inex- 
pedient c 402, a 422 
Sewell, David E. et al. — 

Reading st., grading, etc. petition a 89 
Sewers — 

Standing committee a 12 
Mystic-ijond nuisance — see Water 

" Sundry schedules of cost," orders for assessment and col- 
lection passed a 24, 34, 56, 71, 863, 889 
Passage-way between Holyoke and Canton sts., report of 

cost referred a 33 
Annual report of superintendent a 60 
Superintendent authorized to make purchases a 71 
William H. Bradley nominated and elected superintendent 

a 70, c 74, a 82, c 86 
Order notice of intention to take land from Continental 
National Bank et al. a 170; hearing 193; report and order 
notice 197 ; order passed 210 
Intention to take land of Cora L. Shaw, William Gray et al. 
for sewer purposes, order notice a 294; hearing 334; or- 
der passed 357 
58 Kneeland st., defective sewer, abatement of nuisance, 
petition a 404 



Land of Cora L. Shaw et al., between Dalton st. and Hunt- 
ington av., report and order for hearing a 488; order 
passed 557 

No. 2241 Washington St., loss of horse in catch-basin, petition 
a 490 

Flats on Beacon st. and in Charlestown district — see Health 

Additional appropriation, order referred a 660; report, 
order j)assed a 764, c 792 

Adams and Lincoln sts. (Dorchester), report of cost referred 
a 14 

Alford St. (Jamaica Plain), petition a 608 

Allston and Mather sts., report of cost referred a 14 

Arcadia st., petition a 289; report and order notice 314; hear- 
ing 334 ; order passed 376 ; report of cost referred 837 

Bellevue st. (ward 24) from Trull to Quincy sts., petition a 836 

Bowdoin st. (Dorchester), report and order notice a 170; 
hearing 178 

Bremen St., from No. 536 to 544, petition a 568; report and 
order notice 681 ; hearing 690 ; order passed 775 ; report of 
cost referred 855 

Brighton av., petition a 568 

Brooks St., petition a 229 ; report and order notice 294; hear- 
ing 309 ; order passed 341 ; report of cost referred 837 

Broadway extension, between Harrison av. and Washington 
St., petition a 273; report and order notice 294; hearing 
309 ; order passed 341 ; report of cost referred 837 

Blue Hill av., report and order notice a 294; hearing 309 ; or- 
der passed 341 ; report of cost referred 855 

Bird St., between (Columbia and Hancock sts. (ward 24), pe- 
tition a 404 

Brighton st., between Leverett and Lowell sts., report and 
order for hearing a 455 ; hearing 468 ; order passed 488 ; 
report of cost referred 837 

Commercial and Lincoln sts., report of cost referred a 14 

Cazenove jjl., report of cost referred a 20 

Crawford st., report of cost referred a 33 

Commercial St., report of cost referred a 33 
Abatements a 170, 273, 790 

Centre St., report of cost referred a 33 

Camden St., report of cost referred a 52 

Corner Huntington av., petition a 115; report and order 
notice 488 ; order passed 557 

Cambridge st. to Brighton av., petition a 193; report and or- 
der notice 210 ; hearing 229 

Columbus av., east of Berkeley St., petition a 193; i-eport and 
order notice 210 ; hearing 229 ; order passed 294 ; report 
of cost referred 837 

Creek St. (ward 24), petition a 289; report and order notice 
314; hearing 334; order passed 376; report of cost re- 
ferred 837 

Centre av. (Dorchester), petition a 289; order notice 376; 
hearing 390 ; order passed 455 

Centre st., near Wyman place, petition a 483; report and 
order notice 669 ; hearing 677 ; order passed 681 

Custer St. (Jamaica Plain) , petition a 334; report and order 
notice 356 ; hearing 369 ; order passed 412 ; report of cost 
referred 837 

Concord St. (Charlestown), petition a 390; report and ox'der 
for hearing 557 ; hearing 569 

Cottage St. (ward 20), petition a 404; report and order for 
liearing 455 ; hearing 468 

Cumberland St., report and order for hearing a 488 

Chester st. (ward 25) , petition a 568 

Cambridge St., near junction of Winship and Washington sts., 
petition a 667 

Cedar st. (Charlestown), between Laurel and Bartlett sts., 
petition a 677 

Centre st. (Dorchester) , petition a 623 

Charles st. (ward 24), petition a 593 

Chelsea st., defective drainage, petition a 639 

Chestnut St., abatement a 659 

Child St. (W.R.) rejjort of cost referred a 855 

Crawford st. (ward 21), petition a 589 

Devon St., report of cost referred a 14 
Abatement and assessment a 473 

Dix St. (Dorchester) , report of cost referred a 20 

Downer av., report of cost referred a 33 
Hearing a 178, 209 ; order passed 210 

Downer St., abatements a 473, 889 

Downer and Tremont sts., report of cost referred a 33 

Dalton and Hereford sts., report of cost referred a 52 

Draper court, report and order notice a 170, 197 ; order passed 
210 

D St., petition a 193 

Delie av., petition a 309; report and order notice 341; hearing 
352; order passed 376; report of cost referred 855 

Dorchester av., between Park and Gibson sts., petition a 309; 
report and order notice 341; hearing 352; order 
passed 376 
Between Centre st. and Centre av., order notice a 373; 
hearing 390; order passed 455; report of cost referred 
a 837 ; 

Danforth st. (W.R.), jjetition a 593; report and order notice 
681 ; hearing 690 ; order passed 775 ; report of cost referred 
855 

Dana st. (S.B.), petition a 608 



LXIV 



INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Eustis and Washiugton sts., report of cost referred a 14 

Elmore and Wilmont sts., report of cost referred a 20 

Elmore St., abatements a 170 

Eustis and Palmer sts., report of cost referred a 202 

Enfield St., report of cost referred a 52 

Extension to Hazel St., report and order notice a 412; 
hearing 422; order passed 488; abatements a 412; re- 
port of cost referred 837 

Evans st., corner Thetford av., petition a 608 

Essex St., report of cost referred a 8-37 
Abatements a 889 

Forest Hills St., report of cost referred a 14 

Fifth St., report of cost referred a 14 

Foster st., report of cost referred a 20 
Abatements a 789 

Fairfield St., extension, petition a 89; report and order notice 
294 ; bearing 309 ; order passed 341 ; report of cost re- 
ferred a 855 
Agreement with B. & A. R.K. Co., a 341, c 343 
Ab.itements 889 

Fourth St., between P and Q sts., petition a 100; report and 
order notice 170; hearing 178; order passed 197; report 
of cost referred 837 

Franklin St. (ward 25), petition a 331 

First St., between Oand P sts., petition a 483; report and or- 
der for hearing 518 ; hearing .549 ; oi'der passed 557 ; report 
of cost referred 855 

Falmouth St., between Camden st. and West Chester park, 
report and order notice a 488; liearing 511; order 
passed 557 
From Dalton St., report and order notice a 4S8; hearing 
511 ; order passed 557 

Greenwich pi. (Dorchester), report of cost referred a 20 
Abatement and assessment a ISO 

Glen road (W.R.), report of cost referred a 20 

Gardner St. (Charlestown), rejiort and order notice 170; or- 
der passed 197 

Gilbert St., petition a 549; report and order for healing 557; 
hearing 569 ; order passed 586 ; report of cost referred 837 

Gold St., between (J and D sts., j^etition a 593; report and 
order notice 659 ; hearing 667 ; order passed 681 ; report of 
cost I'eferred 855 

Greenwood av., report and order notice a 645; hearing 652; 
order passed 669 

Hencliman St., report of cost referred a 20 
Abatements a 789, 790, 808 

Hancock st. (Cbarlestown), report of cost referred a 83 

Hancock st. (Dorchester), extension, petition a 68 

Between Commercial st. and Downer av., report and 

order notice a 197 ; hearing 209 ; order passed 210 
Between Trull st. and Everett av., report and order notice 

a 170; hearing 178; order p.assed 197 
Reports of cost referred a 837, 855 

Hereford and Dalton sts., report of cost referred a 52 
Abatement of assessment a 210 

Huntington av., corner Camden St., petition a 115; i-eport and 
order notice 488 ; heanng 511 ; order passed 557 

Huntington av. and St. Botolph St., petition a 247 

Hay ward St., petition a 115 

High St. (Charlesiown), order passed a 314; report of cost re- 
ferred 837 

High .St. (Dorchester), petition a 115; report and order 
notice 170; hearing 178; order passed 210 : report of cost 
referred 837 

Harvard st. (ward 21), petition a 209 

Harvard av., between Cambridge st. and Brighton av., peti- 
tion a 193; report and order notice 210; hearing 229; or- 
der passed 294 ; report of cost referred 837 

Highland st. (ward 24), petition a 209 
Remonstrance a 209 

Hartford St., Dorchester, report and order notice a 294; hear- 
ing 309 ; order passed 341 ; report of cost referred 855 

Hazel St. (W.R.), petition a 404; report and order notice 412; 
hearing 422 ; order passed 488 ; report of cost referred 837 

Holbrook and Orchard sts., petition a 483 

Hoffman St., petition a 549 ; report and order for hearing 557 ; 
hearing 569; order passed 586; report of cost referred 837 

Heath place, between Meriden and Walden sts., report and 
order for hearing a 586; hearing 589; order jiassed 669, 
721 ; report of cost referred 855 

Heath St., between Heath place and Parker St., petition a 589 

Harvard st. (ward 22), between Washiugton st. and Harrison 
av., petition a 881 ; order passed 8S9 

Hancock st. and private way, abatements a 889 

Joy St., near Beacon St., petition a 404; report and order for 
hearing 455 ; hearing 458 ; order passed 488 ; report of cost 
referred 837 
Knapp St., report of cost referred a 20 

Abatement of assessment a 210 
Kemp St., petition to rebuild a 82 
Linden st., report of cost referred a 14 

Abatements a 473, 645 
Lincoln and Adams sts. (Dorchester), report of cost referred 

a 14 
Lincoln and Commercial sts., report of cost referred a 14 
Lee St., report of cost referred a 14 



Abatement a 615 
Leverett St., petition to lower to Minot st. a 422; report and 
order for hearing 455 ; hearing 468 ; order passed 488 

Abatements a 889 
Ijawrence st. (Charlestown) , petition a 549 
Lewis wharf, petition that sewer be cleaned a 623 
Lamarline St., report and order notice a 681; hearing 690; 

order passed 775 ; report of cost referred 855 
Myi-tle St., report of cost referred a 14 
Mather and AUston sts., report of cost referred a 14 
Melville av., i-eport of cost referred a 14 
Mill St. (ward 24) , petition a 159 ; rejiort and order notice 197 ; 

hearing 209 ; order passed 210 ; report of cost referred 837 
Munroe St., petition a 178; remonstrance 209; report and or- 
der notice 210 ; hearing 229 
May wood St., petition a '209; report and order notice 294; 

hearing 309 ; order passed 341 ; report of cost referred 857 
Moreland St., between Greenville and Fairland sts., petition 

a 289 ; report and order notice 314 ; liearing 334 ; order 

passed 356 ; report of cost referred 837 
Midland St. (Savin Hill), petition a 549 
Meriden st. (Ro.xbury), report and order for hearing a 586; 

hearing 589 ; order passed 66J ; report of cost referred 855 
Monaduock St., from Dndley to Bird St., petition a 589; 

report and order notice 639 ; hearing 677 ; order passed 

681 
Mt. Pleasant av , near Fairland St., petition a 690 
M St., between Second and Third sts., petition a 803 ■ 
Orchard and Holbrook sts., petition a 483 
Parker st. (Charlestown) , report of cost referred a 20 

Abatement and assessment a 180 

Abatements a 412, 449, 488 
Pleasant st. (Dorchester) , report of cost referred a 20 
Palmer and Eustis sts., report of cost referred a 20 
Park St. (Dorchester), report of cost referred a 20 

Abatements a 412, 659 

Petition a 568 ; report and order for hearing 586 ; hearing 
589 ; order passed 630 
Pearl st. (Dorchester), report of cost referred a 20 
Pembroke st., report of cost referred a 33 

Abatement of assessment a 210 
Pynehon st., damages a 115, 356, 359, c 364 
Putnam st. (E.B.), petition a 334; report and order notice 

356; hearing 369; order passed 412; report of cost re- 
ferred 837 
Pitts St., petition a 511; order passed 518; report of cost re- 
ferred a 855 

Abatement a 889 
Q St., between Fourth and Fifth sts., report and order notice 

a 170; hearing 178; order pas.sed 197; report of cost re- 
ferred 837 
Revere St., report of cost referred a 14 
Rockview st. (ward 23), report and order notice a 314; 

hearing 334; remonstrance 352; order for hearing 373; 

hearing 390 
Regent st., between Circuit and Dale sts., i^etition a 449; re- 
port and order for hearing 488 ; hearing 511 ; order passed 

557; report of cost referred 837 
Rill St. (ward 24), petition a 449; order passed 488; report of 

cost referred 837 
Roys St., petition a 549; report and order for hearing 557; 

hearing 569 
Redesdale st. (ward 25), petition a 568 
Reed's court, report of cost referred a 14 

Abatement and assessment a 180 
Rutherford av., between Union and Austin sts., report and 

order notice a 170; hearing 178; order passed 197; report 

of cost referred 855 
Sunderland St., report of cost referred a 14 
St. James av., report of cost referred a 14 
Seaver st. (Charlestown), between Kingston and Gardner 

sts., report and order notice a 170; hearing 178; order 

passed 197 ; report of cost referred 837 
Tremont St., west of Phillips St., report of cost referred a 20 

Corner Downer St., petition a 193; rt'port and order 
notice 210; hearing 229 

Abatement a 790 
Tremont and Downer sts., report of cost referred a 33 
Thetford av., corner Evans St., petition a 608 
Union st., between Rutherford av. and Washington st., re- 
port and order notice a 170 ; liearing 178 ; order passed 

197 ; report of cost referred 855 
Virginia av. (ward 20), petition a 100; repoit and order 

notice 170; hearing 178; order passed 197 ; report of cost 

referred 855 
Wilmont and Elmore sts., report of cost referred a 20 
Walnut av., Nos. 197-201, petition a 132 

Between Elmore and Dale sts., petition a 159; remon- 
strance 178, 209 ; report and order notice 356 ; hearing 
369 ; order passed 488 ; report of cost referred 855 
Water St., extension, petition a 1.59 

Wabon St. (Roxbury), report and order notice a 197; hear- 
ing 209 ; order passed 210 ; report of cost referred 837 
Warren St., between Clifibrd and Woodbine sts., petition 

a 334; report and order notice 311; hearing 3-52; order 

passed 376 ; report of cost referred 855 



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LXV 



Wcstininstei- St., "between Windsor and Hammond sts., peti- 
tion a 404; report and order for hearing 455; hearing 486; 
order passed 488 ; report of cost referred 837 
Walden st., petition a 483 ; report and order for hearing 586 ; 
liearing 589 ; order passed 669 ; report of cost referred 855 
Washington si., between Union and Greenwood aves., petition 
a 549 ; report and order notice 645 ; hearing 652 ; order 
passed 609 ; report of cost referred 855 
Washington and Eustis sts., report of cost referred a 14 
Improved SfWtrage — 

Joint special committee a 2, c 3, 5, 27 
Committee authorized to continue construction a 34, c 43 
Koxbury canal, abating nuisance a 34, c 43, a 170 
Petition of John C. Hennessey for compensation for in- 
juries c 46, a 52 ; report, order passed a 499, c 503 
Hot dinners for employes c 61, a 69, 84, c 86 
Dorchester-bay tunnel, modification of contract author- 
ized a 170, c 175, a 179 
Contract of William C. I'oland & Son, $10000 advance, 

order assigned c 192; passed c 201, a 210 
Corliss pumping-engine : order-for report in print, laid 
on table a 214 ; indefinitely postponed 295 ; reconsid- 
ered and passed a 316, c 322; order passed to visit 
a 646 ; order passed requiring report a 662 ; assigned 
c 663 ; indefinitely postponed e 724 ; orders for special 
committee a 681 ; indefinitely postponed a 690 
Pay of laborers employed by W. L. & B. Hoblitzell — see 

Laborers 
Contract with W'm. C. Poland & Son, committee directed 
to report a 058, c 663; report a 701; accepted a 777, 
c 792 
Construction under superintendence of H. A. Carson, 
committee directed to report a 658, c 663; report 
a 701 ; accepted a 777, c 792 
Dorchester bay tunnel, committee directed to report 

a 639, c 663; report a 700; accepted a 7, '7, c 792 
Proposed sewerage commission — see Commissions 
Sexton, John — 

94 W. Eighth st, sidewalk petition a 549 ; order passed 574 
Shambert, A. E.— 

82 Baxter St., sidewalk, petition a 589; order passed 617 
Shamrock street (ward 24) — 
Grading, etc. : petition a 593 

Stable : near Commercial st., petition a 667 ; permit 679 
Shapleigh, J. W.— 

296 Commonwealth av., sidewalk, petition a 209 ; order passed 
235 
Shapleigh, J. W. & S. M.— 

298 Commonwealth av., sidewalk, petition a 209 ; order passed 
a 235 
Shapleigh, S. M.— 

294 Commonwealth av., sidewalk, petition a 209 ; order passed 
235 
Sharp, James C. et al. — 

Centre st. (Dorchester) sewer, petition a 623 
Shaw, Cora D. et al. — 

Intention to take land for sewer purposes, order notice a 294 ; 

hearing 334; order passed 357 
Land between Dalton st. and Huntington av., sewer, report 
and order for hearing a 4t'8; order passed 557 
Shaw, P. and Brothers et al.— 

Purchase st., between Congress and Federal sts., paving, peti- 
tion a 803 
Shaw, George A. — 

Elected first assistant assessor c 111, a 116 
Shaw, Joseph P. — 

Green St., near Brookline av., steam-engine and boiler, 

petition and order notice a 20 ; hearing 68 ; permit 83 
Brookline av., near Green St. (ward 23), wooden addition to 
building, petition a 783 
Shaw, Lemuel — 

Mall St., widening, $244.13 damages a 120 
Sha-w, William — 

Centre St., near Dorchester av. (ward 24), wooden addition to 
building, petition a 667; report and order a 862, c 865, 
911, a 912 
Shawmut avenue — 

Claims : personal Injuries a 32, c 43, a 82, 180, c 182 
Fire-alarm pole: corner Tremont st., petition a 209; permit 

473 
Kelease of condition in deed, corner Middlesex St., petition 

c 58, a 08 ; order passed a 196, c 198 
Bridge : repairs a 558 

Paving : from West Brookline st. to Chester sq., petition a 652 
Wooden building: erection. No. 829 and 831, petition a 733; 

report and order a 862, c 865, 911, a 912 
Stable : No. 832, petition a 803; permit 838 
Shawmut Lithograph Co. — 

597 Albany st., steam-engine, order notice a 273; hearing 343; 
permit 373 
Shea, John J. — 

Appointed measurer of wood and bark a 115 
Appointed public weigher a 115 
Sheelian, Catherine — 

657 Saratoga st. (E.B.), cdgestone and sidewalk abatement, 
petition a 549 



Sheehan, Maurice et al. — 

Commercial St. (ward 24), sprinkling, petition a 132; order 
passed 234 
Sheerin, James — 

Foster st., sewer abatement a 789 
Sheerin, John B. — 

Elected representative a 747 
Shclb,y street — 

Lamps : between Princeton and Saratoga sts., petition a 709 
Sheldon, William E.— 

3 and 5 Water St., lease of premises, petition a 68 
Shepard, Harvey N., trustee — 

Broadway, extension, $80 damages, order passed a 630 
Shepard street (Brighton) — 

Sidewalk : abatement, petition a 115 
Sheridan, Mary — 

741 Saratoga st., edgestone and sidewalk abatement, petition 
a 229 
Sherwin, Thomas — 

Nominated and elected city collector c 343, a 352 
Shiek, E. F.— 

Coaches from West Chester park through Swett st. to City 
Point, petition a 733 
Short street (ward 2) — 

Wooden building: movement from 301 Maverick St., petition 
a 667 ; permit 701 
Shurtleff' court (ward 4) — 

Wooden buildings : near Rutherford av., petition a68 ; permit 
a 84, c 86 
Erection, petition a 89; permit 101, c 107 
Sias, Abby O.— 

Ellery St., $100 grade damages, order passed a 917 
Sidwell, Alfred J.— 

Appointed public weigher a 624 
Sidwell, Joseph — 

Appointed public weigher a 881 
Silloway, Charles E. — 

Appointed second assistant city messenger, a 196, c 198 
Silver, Manuel — 

Abbot St. (ward 24), stable, petition a 352, permit 375 
Simmon, Charles — 

Rear 74 Sumner st. (ward 2), stable : leave to withdraw a 721 
Simmons, George A. — 

Cedar st. (Koxbury), sidewalk, permit to close a 94 
Simmons, Simon- 
Appointed constable a 589, 659 
Simpson, Daniel et al. — 

Fourth St., between P and Q sts., sewer, petition a 100; re- 
port and order notice 170; hearing 178; order passed 
197 
Simpson, James M. et al. — 

Shelby St., between Princeton and Saratoga sts., lamps, peti- 
tion a 709 
Sims, William A. — 

Benjamin W. Sims, deceased, order to pay sum duo a 121, 
122 
Simpson, William L. — 

247 Hanover St., sign, petition a 639 
Sinking funds — 

Appropriations required c 87 

Newton Talbot nominated and elected commissioner a 254 ; 
assignment c 257 ; opinion of city solicitor, concurrence 
c278 
Annual report a 354 
Ordinance referred c 509 ; report c 547 ; referred to next city 

government o 899, a 912 
Alfred T. Turner chosen treasurer a 557; authorized to ac- 
cept a 584, c 758 
Sixth street — 

Sidewalks and putting in order, petition a 511; order passed 

558 
Edgestones, sidewalks : petition a 568 ; order passed 591 
Skinner, Caroline E. — 

Alfred St., laying out, $3257.80 damages, order passed a 518 
Alford St. (Jamaica Plain) , sewer, petition a 608 
Skinner, E. M. — 

Alfred St., grading, edgestones, petition a 589; order passed 
617 
Skinner, Frank H. et al. — 

Marlborough st., between Hereford st. and Chester park, 
macadamizing, etc., petition a 209 
Skinner, J. H. etal. — 

Sagamore st. (Dorchester), plank walk, petition a 836 
Slade, Lucius, alderman — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed : committee on state aid 2 ; improved sewerage 2 ; 
rules and orders of board of aldermen 2; armories 12; 
markets, etc. 12; paving 12; public institutions 12; sala- 
ries 12 ; surveyor's department 12 ; topics In mayor's ad- 
dress 14; Inspection of prisons, etc. 15; testimonial to 
city of New Orleans 68; auditor's estimates 117; Fitch- 
burg railroad 2-54; fourth July 274; commissions 293; 
bonds city officers 428 ; old state bouse 452 ; inspection of 
vinegar 575 ; salary conference 611 ; eulogy on President 
Garfield 621 ; slate election returns 720 ; Webster centen- 
nial 804 



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Remarks : 

Joint rules and orders 2, 14, 22, 33 

Care of sidewalks in front of public buildings and grounds 
13, 32 

Ice in Soutb-bay channel 21 

Sale of reservoir building, etc. 32, 277, 315 

Assignment of offices nud rooms 35, 72 

Coasting on common 37 

Contested election of aldermen 51, 84, 167 

Representation of city council in school committee 52 

Act to regulate recounting of votes 52. 72 

Ordinance for election of rirst assistant assessors 52 

Date of municipal election 52 

Mode of tilling vacancies in board of aldermen 53 

Telegraph and telephone wires 53 

Act relating to by-laws and ordinances 55 

Petition of John Keardon 68, 119 

Dinners of laborers on improved sewerage 69, 84 

Report on treatment of poor 73 

Election of superintendent of sewers 82 

Homceopathic hospital 117 

Charlestown almshouse 141 

Telephone locations 143 

Marcella-st. Home 159 

Steamer Parisian 160 

Corliss puraping-engine controversy 214, 295, 319, 692 

Ordinance relating to mayor's clerk 235 

Salaries of city officers 247, 298, 312, 429, 490, 499, 580, 763, 
893 

Charlestown bridge 254, 699 

Ventilation of city hall 256 

Unpaid wages due from failed contractors 273 

Committees and pay of laborers 274 

Fourth of July 311 

City messenger 311 

South street 334 

Egleston-square school-house 377 

Old state house_393, 411, 423, 454, 500, 585 

Paying employes outside of city hall 452 

Superintendent of printing 429 

Convention on mayor's salary 434 

Erection of bridges by Boston Sugar Refinery Co. 456 

Extension of Harrison avenue 457 

Liverpool-st. tracks 429, 484 

Public parks 489, 642, 715, 766 

Pay of laborers 498, 615 

Water from Lake Winnipieeogee 515 

Impurity of water supply 550, 740 

Pay of laborers 554, 572 

Storage basin No. 4, 556 

Sprinkling streets in South Boston 485 

Restriction of cars on the circuit 571 

Telephone locations 575 

Neponset avenue 585 

Charges against city treasurer 611 

Constables' bonds 644 

Proposed sewer commission 734, 860 

City solicitor 736 

Imjiroved sewerage contracts 779 

Additional water supply, $55,000 balance 780 

Evening high school 786 

Paying city employes at Christmas 804 

Underground electric wires 842, 888, 913 

Election returns 892 
Slaver, William — 

Appointed measurer of wood and bark a 115 
Sleeper, Jacob et al. — 

Canal St., tracks, remonstrance a 89 
Arch St., pa\'ing, petition a 309 
Sloan, John et al. — 

196 Marginal St., lantern, petition a 89; leave to withdraw 

101 
Smart, William B.— 

Elected first assistant asssssor c 111, a 116 
Smith, Austin R. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Smith, Bridget- - 

Commercial St., sewer, abatement a 170 
Smith, Charles — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Smith, Charles W.— 

Elected first assistant assessor c 111, a 116 
Elected representative a 747 
Smith, Clark— 

231 Medford St., wooden building, erection, petition c 227; 

permit a 255, c 257 
Smith, Elbridge et al. — 

Grounds belonging to Gibson School fund, remonstrance 

against use as ball grounds c 245, a 253; report c 442, 

a 449 
Smith, EUza— 

Commercial St., sewer, abatement a 170 
Smith, Freeman etal. — 

Blue Hill av. between Wales and Abbot sts., and Wales st. 

between Abbott and Harvard sts., plank walk, petition 

a 677 



Smith, Henry — 

Columbia St., relocation between Washington st. and Blue 
Hill av., $78 damages a 84 
Smith, Horace — 

Elected first assistant assessor c 111, a 116 
Smith, J. N. et al.— 

Virginia av. (ward 20), sewer, petition a 100; report and 
order notice 170 ; hearing 178 ; order passed 197 
Smith, Nathan G., councilman (ward 21) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed : committee on public institutions 27 ; fourth 
July 2.59; inspector of vinegar 547; salary conference 
611 ; public parks 689 
Remarks : 

Decoration day 67 
Marcolla-st. Home 174 
Charlestown almshouse 201 
Hoinoeopathic hospital 227 
City treasurer 301, 322 
Heath st. 380 

Salaries of city ofllcers 437, 504, 526, 576, 598, 635, 706, 751 
Building limits 446 

Excursion by members of common council 477 
Requesting retuiui of order relating to parks 481 
Personal explanation 504 
Vaccine virus 594 
Charges against city treasurer 604 
Washington park 637 

Visit to inspect Corliss pumping-engines 649 
Arnold aboretum 664, 673, 792, 869 
Death of hoseman Tobey 689 
Police helmets 801 

Grammar school-liouse, Kenilworth st. 865 
Smith & Stevens — 

Sprinkling city streets, petition a 115 ; report 180 
Smith street — 

Edgestones, sidewalks: at Nos. 68 and 97, petition a 193; 
order passed 631 ; petition a 2S9 
No. 95, petition a 677 
No. 99, petition a 677 
Smith, Thomas M.— 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Smith, William etal. — 

Return of $100 paid for brewer's license, petition a 667 ; order 
passed a 745, c 748 
Smith, ^Vilii.^m F.— 

24 Perriu St., edgestones, sidewalks, petition a 273; order 
passed 295 
SmithjW. H. L. eiJa^.— 

Mill St. (ward 24), sewer, petition a 159; report and order 
notice 197 ; hearing 209 ; order passed 210 
Smith, William H.— 

Appointed jjublic weigher a 115 
Smith, William L. — 

Appomted public weigher a 115 
Smith, William N.— 

Appointed jjublic weigher a 115 
Smyth, Edwin R. — 

Appointed officer to make complaint in cases of violation of 

ordinances a 100, 677 
Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Smyth, Herbert — 

Pynchon St., sewer damages, petition a 115; leave to withdraw 
a 356, 359, c 364 
Snell, Henry M. et eil. — 

Centre av., Dorchester, sewer, petition a 289; order notice 
376 ; hearing 390 ; order passed 455 
Snow, David — 

160 Tremont st., steam-engine, petition and order notice a 710 ; 
hearing 783 ; permit 809 
Snow Hill street — 

Claims : personal injuries c 87 
Social Law Library, proprietors of— 

Petition for appropriation a 783 
Society of Arts — 

Arnold arboretum, resolution in favor c 909 
Soldiers' Home — 

Invitation accejoted a 814 
Soldiers' Home Bazaar — 

Huntington av., Mechanics' building, license to hold fair a 809 
Soldiers relief— see State aid 
Soley, John — 

Movement of wooden buildings : from Everett st., near Cot- 
tage St. (ward 2), to Bremen, near Brooks st. (ward 
1) , petition a 32 ; permit 71 
From 97 Chelsea st. to 101 Chelsea St., petition a 89; 

permit 121 
From 59-61 Chapman st. to Rutherford av., corner Miller 

St. (ward 5), petition a 178; permit 197 
147 White st. (ward 1) to East Eagle St., petition a 209; 

permit 234 
196 Havre st. to 265 Bremmer St., petition a 483; permit 

519 
Centre st., near Allandale Sjiring, to John A. Andrew st. 

(ward 23), petition a 511 ; permit 557 
Chelsea st. to Porter St., petition a 511; permit 557 



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On Cambridge st. (ward 4) , from near Perkins st. to near 

Canal St., permit a 617 > 

From 301 Mavericlc st. to Sliort st. (ward 2), petition 

a 667 ; permit 701 
From 363 to 359 Maverick st., petition a 733; permit 775 
Solicitor, city — see Law department 
Somerset street — 

Paving: corner Beacon st., petition a 390 

Continuation to Ashburton place, petition a 639 
Electric light: corner Howard st., petition a 568; permit 587, 
862 
SomerviHe, City of^ 

Boundary lines a 255 
Sommer, Sebastian — 

4 Vinton st. (ward 15), stable, leave to withdraw a 721 
Soren, John J. — 

19 Greenville St., stepping-stone, petition a 247 

Corner Roxbury and King sts., telegraph pole, removal, 

petition a 689 
King St., edgestone, sidewalk, petition a 589; order passed 
616 
Soren, John J. et al. — 

Dudley st., from Warren to Washington st. paving, petl- 
tion a 369 
South Boston Iron Co. — 

18, 20, 22, Dorchester av. (ward 13), wooden addition to 
building, petition a 511; report c 561, 578; order ruled 
out c 598 
South Boston R.R. Co.— 

City Point (S.B.), additional tracks, order notice a 254; hear- 
ing 303 ; order passed 314 
P St., stable, petition a 273; permit 294 
31st location accepted a 337 
Cars on all lines, petition for increase a 511 
Blue line, order offered a 658; communication and subject 

referred a 571 
Third St., between P and O sts., and O St., between 

Broadway and Third St., grading, petition a 511 
West Broadway, tracks, isetition a 549 

Harrison av. and Washington St., use of Met. R.R. tracks, pe- 
tition a 549 
From K st to excursion boats, coach licenses granted a 573 
Location in Kneeland and Lincoln sts., petitions in aid a 309; 
report and order for hearing 574 ; hearing postponed 608 ; 
report and order notice 617; hearing 623, 652; order 
passed 807 
A and Congress sts., location, petition a 709, report and order 

notice 746 ; hearing 803 
W. Broadway at Third St., curved track, petition a 763 ; order 

notice 807 ; hearing 881 
32d location accepted a 855 
South Boston Savings-Bauk — 

211 K St., edgestones, orderpassed a 295 
South Eden street (ward 24) — 

Wooden buildings: connection of Nos. 24 and 26, petition 
a 334 ; permit a 395, c 397 
South Market street^ 

Awning frame : No. 46, petition a 247 

Underground telegraph and telephone wires : permit a 888, 913 
South street — 

Steam-engine: at Nos. 31-33, petition and order notice a 69; 

hearing 100 ; permit 120 
Petition to put in order a 159 

Widening from East to Kneeland st., order referred a 316, 
334, c 343 ; report referred a 630 ; report, order passed a 
668, 678, c 683 
Petitions a 316 

Report, time granted a 428, c 435 
Paving: between Summer and East sts., order passed a 295 

Between D and E sts., petition a 483 
Stable : Nos. 233-239, petition a 289 ; report assigned 358, 378 ; 

laid on table 394 ; accepted a 574 
Middlesex R.R. location ; hearing a 623 
South Boston R.R. location : hearing a 623 
Sidewalk : No. 125-131, removal, petition a 803 
South street (ward 24) — 

Wooden building: near Commercial st., erection, petition 

c 227 ; permit a 255, c 257 
Stable : near Commercial St., petition a 483, permit 557 
Plank walk: from Unitarian church to Roslindale station, 
petition a 836 
Souther, John & Co. — 

Dorchester av., near Blake st. (ward 15), wooden building, 
erection, petition a 623 
Southwick, Isaac M. — 

23 Green St., bracket, petition a 289; permit 315 
Southworth, Asa — 

Aijpomted constable a 589, 630 
Sowdon, Philip, jr. — 

Sprinkling streets in South Boston, petition a 115; report 180 
Spach, Henry F. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Sparhawk avenue — 

Lamp : petition a 568; report 890 
Sparhawk, E. C. — 

Sparhawk st., edgestones, petition a 568; order passed 590 



Cambridge St., near junction of Winship and Washington sts. > 
sewer, petition a 667 
Sparhawk, E. C. et al.— 

Sparhawk av., lamp, petition a 568; report 890 
Sparhawk street — 

Edgestones : petition a 568 ; order passed 590 
Spaulding's Bell Ringers — 

Tremont Temple, amusement license granted a 630 
Spaulding, John P. et als. — 

Camden st., petition to raise grade a 490 
Spear, George A. — 

Appointed fence-viewer a 255, c 257 
Spear, Gregory & Co. — 

West Chester park, near Boylston St., wooden addition to 
building, petition a 608; leave to withdraw c 637, a 613 
Spear, James N. — 

Appointed public weigher a 115 
Spence, Andrew — 

Boston St., personal injuries, petition a 422; leave to withdraw 
a 518, c 621 
Spence, Andrew, jr. et al. — 

East Ninth st., grading, edgestones, sidewalks, petition a 468 
Spencer, A. W. — 

Columbia st. near Quincy st. (ward 24), stable, petition a 709; 
permit 745 
Spenceley, Christopher J. — 

Petition for seat of councilman Jeremiali J. McNamara, 
referred 6 ; reports 47 ; leave to withdraw 62 
Spinney, Edwin B. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Spinney, E. E.— 

K and Ninth sts., sidewalk, petition a 115; order passed 295 
Spinney, J. W. et al — 

Names of jurors drawn and jury-list, publishing, petition a 483 
Spofford, R. S., executors of estate of — 

Curve St., compensation for land taken, petition a 483 
Spofford, R. 8. and Johnson, Mary S., heirs of — 

Broadway extension, $700 damages, order passed a 789 
Sprague, Henry H. — 

Elected representative a 747 
Sprague, J. A. et al. — 

Centre and Cedar sts. (Roxbury), crosswalks, petition a 159 
Spring lane — 

Petition to put in order a 639 

Lamps : report a 890 
Spring street — 

Paving: between Leverett and Poplar sts., order passed 
a 558 
Springfield street — 

Sidewalk : from Harrison av. to Albany st., petition a 32 
Spring-park avenue- 
Petition that name be changed c 58 
Spurr, Foster M. — 

Appointed first assistant city messenger a 196, o 198 
Spurr, O. H.— 

Norfolk av., corner Milton av. (ward 24), stable, petition 
a 623 ; permit 645 
Squire, George W. — , 

100 Blackstone st., steam-engine, petition and order notice 
a 590; hearing 623; permit 645 
St. Botolph street — 

Sewer : petition a 247 

Grading, etc. : petition a 733 ; order passed 837 
St. Charles sti-eet — 

Stone wall : petition a 178 

New houses : remonstrance a 193 
St. James avenue — 

Sewer : report of cost referred a 14 
St. Joachim Bazaar— 

329 Washington St., electric lights, permit a 862 
St. John's Church — 

1262 Tremont St., lampposts, petition a 690; order passed 
775 
Stables — 

South city stables : repairs, order passed a 618, c 521 

Place off" Market St., near Washington st. (ward 25) a 607, 
679 

Ashland St., near Florence st. (ward 23) a 229, 255 

Abbott St. (ward 24) a 352, 375 

Albany st., rear No. 834 (ward 20) a 390, 487 

Alford St. (ward 4) a 422, 487 

Border st. (ward 1) a 89, 121 

Near Lexington st. (E.B.) a 549, 592 
Near No. 297 (ward 1) a 568, 668 

Beacham st. (ward 4) No. 19 a 100, 211 

Baker St., near Weld st. a 193, 211 

Bunker Hill st., Nos. 101 and 103 (ward 3) a 229, 340 
Corner Sullivan st. (ward 4) a 483, 518 

Bremen St., near Brooks st. (ward 2) a 309, 358 

Blue Hill av.. No. 24 a 468, 487 

Boston St., near Pond st. (ward 24) a 649, 572 

Beacon St., No. 336 a 568, 587 

Near Brookline av. (ward 22) a 309, 426 

Baldwin St., corner Granite st. (ward 13) a 568, 587 

Boston St., near Hamlet st. a 608, 629, 763, 916 

Byron st. a 608, 629 



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Beacon St., No. 316 (ward 10) a 639, 658 

Bower St., No. 69 (ward 21) a 677,916 

Bunker Hill St., corner Walnut st. (ward 4) a 721 

Byron St., near Pope st. (ward 2) a 733, 774 

Bow St., No. 37 (ward -iS) a 783, 838 

Bremen St., No. 62 (ward 2) a 803, 916 

Bailey St., near Wasliiugton st. (ward 24) a 836, 863 

Cambridge St., rear, opposite Beacon park a 34 

Charlestown av., Tudor wharf a 159, 180 

Centre st., near Orchard st. (ward 23) a 159, 197 

No. 288 (ward 21) a 375 

Near Dedham line (ward 23) a 468, 487 
Columbia st. (ward 24), near N.Y. & N. E. R.R. a 229, 255 
Curve St., corner Broadway extension (v.-ard 12) a 273, 359, 378 
Chapman st., between Village and Albion sts. (ward 16) a 273 
Cottage St. (ward 23) a 309, 340 
Chelsea St., No. 115 and 117 (ward 3) a 404, 557 
Commonwealth av., corner lixetcr St. a 422, 487 
Clarence place (ward 24) a 580, 593 
Corey st., near Centre st. (ward 23) a 623, 645 
Coleman St., corner Hamilton av. (ward 24) a 623, 645 
Columbia St., near Quincy st. (ward 24) a 709, 745 
Cabot St., No. 170 (ward 19) a 721 
Cambridge St., near Union sq. (ward 25) a 733, 774 
Centre st., near Weld st. (ward 23) a 763, 789 
Commonwealth av., No. 244 a 783, 807 
Condor st., No. 49 (ward 1) a 803, 807, 838 
Chelsea St., No. 41-43 a 855, 887 
Central av., near River st. (ward 24) a 912 
Carruth st., corner Vau Wmkle st. (ward 24) a 912 
Dorchester av., near Commerce st. (ward 24) a 593, 668 
Dorchester av.. No. 656 (ward 15) a 273, 721 

Rear Dorchester Gas Co. a 580, 592 
Douglas, corner North st. (ward 14) a 549, 587 
Decatur St., No. 98 (ward 3) a 639, 608 
Dorchester av., near Centre st. (ward 24) a 652, 668 
Dorchester av.. No. 101 (ward 13) a 721 
Eighth St., No. 271 (ward 15) a 229, 276, 309, 358 
East Eighth st., between Nos. 267 and 273 a 229 
Exeter St., corner Commonwealth av. a 422, 487 
Enfield st. (ward 23) a 449, 572 
East Sixth st., rear No. 562 (ward 14) a 483, 557 
Eighth St., No. 869 (ward 14) a 593, 645 
Earl St. (ward 15) a 721 
Falcon, near Brooks st. (ward 1) a 12, 34 
Foundry, near Fourth st. (ward 13) a 89, 140 
Fellows pi., No. 7 (ward 20) a 159, 211 
Fuller .St. ( ward 24) a 229, 275 

Near Milton av. (ward 24) a 209, 237 
Forest Hills st., near Glen road (ward 23) a 229, 255 
Fultou court. No. 3, a 589, 629 
Fifth St., near I st. a 689, 616 
First St., foot of P st. (ward 14) a 709, 745 
Falcon st. (ward 1) a 881, 916 
Gurney st. (ward 22) a 32, 56 

Rear 1419 Tromont st. a 82, 90 
George st. (ward 20) a 247, 294 

German St., near Washington st. ^ward 23) a 289, 314 
Grant place and Upton, lane (ward 25) a 549, 572 
Greenwich place (ward 24) a 549, 593 
Grauite, corner Baldwin st. (ward 13) a 568, 587 
Gilbert st., corner Hoffman st. (ward 23) a 568, 592 
Howard st., near Myrtle (ward 20) a 229 
Howard av., near Brook av. (ward 20) a 247, 375 
Harvard av., near Brighton av. a 309, 340 
Harvard st.. No. 17 (ward 22) a 511, 557 
Halleck st.. No. 118 (ward 22) a 568, 587 
Heath place. No. 12 (ward 22) a 677, 721 
Havre St., No. 209 (ward 1) a 690 
Heath place (ward 22) a 836, 887 
Island St. (ward 20) a 273, 294 
Johnson place (ward 24) a 334, 358 
I St., near Sixth st. (ward 14) a 593, 645 
JaiAaica St., near South st. (ward 23) a 593, 645 
Joy St., No. 39 (ward 10) a 733, 774 
K St., No. 16 a 178, 275 

Between Eighth and Ninth sts. a 247, 358, 378, 393 
Keyes st., No. 113 (ward 23) a 803, 838 
Lexington St., corner Border st. (ward 2) a 5], 721 
Leonard St., Nos. 26 and 28 (ward 24) a 247, 275 
Lee St., corner Child st. (ward 23) a 549, 572 
Lynde st. (ward 5), near Washington st. a 677, 721 
L St., corner Third st. (ward 14) a 690, 774, 789 
Monument st. (ward 3) a 12, 211 
Marginal st., near Jeffries st. (ward 2) a 12, 34 
Monadnock st. (ward 20) a 32, 56 

Near Bird St. (ward 20) a 273, 294 
Marsh St. (ward 24) a 159, 180 
Miller st. (ward 5) No. 42 a 178, 197 
Milton av., corner Fuller st. (ward 24) a 209, 237 
Milton av. and Maxwell St. (ward 24) a 247, 275 
Minot, near Sheridan st. (ward 24) a 209, 237 
Medford st. No. 395 (ward 13) a 273, 294 
Middle St. (ward 15) , next to No. 75 a 422, 487 
Medford st.. No. 395 (ward 4) a 511, 557 
Main st. (ward 4), corner Dorrance st. a 593, 616 



Mead St., No. 9 a 807 

Montana St., near Georgia av. (ward 21) a 836, 863 

Medford st. (ward 4) a 881, 916 

Newbury st. a 309, 340, a 404, 426 
Near Hereford st. a 159, 197 
Near West Chester park a 247, 275 
Rear West Chester park a 468, 487 
Near Chester park a 511, 557 
And Chester park a 511, 557 

North Howard st. (ward 25") a 247, 275 

Norfolk av., corner Milton av. (ward 24) a 623, 645 

Newbury St., near Hereford St. (ward 11) a 639, 658, 667, 679 

North Mead St., No. 22 (ward 4) a 721 

Ninth St., near H St. a 836, 863 

O St., near East First st. a 580, 591 

Ocean St., rear Alban st. (ward 24) a 677, 700 

Preble St., No. 63 (ward l.=>) a 132, 180 

Pyiiehon St., No. 75 (ward 22) a 193 

Perriu St., No. 18 (ward 21) a 193, 211 

P St. (ward 14) a 273, 294 

Perry st. (ward 3) a 390, 426 

Pearl St., near Dorchester av. (ward 24) a 549, 572 

Pond St., near Avon st. (ward 23) a 639, 658 

Pynchon st. (ward 21) a 700 

Payson av. (ward 24) a 721 

Prospect av., near Baker st. (ward 23) a 912 

Rogers av. a 159, 180 

Rutherford av., corner Winchester st. (ward 5) a 32, 56 
Opposite Lincoln st. a 68, 83 
No. 152 a 178, 197 

Rockview St., near Enfield st. (ward 23) a 568, 592 

Rutherford st. (ward 4) a 836, 863 

Rutherford av., near Miller st. (ward 5) a 881, 916 

Summer, near Spring st. (ward 23) a 12, 34 

Swett St. (ward 20) a 51 

Star lane, near Centre st. (ward 23) a 89, 121 

Saratoga St., near Winthrop bridge a 193, 211 

Seventh, near M st. (ward 15) a 273, 294 
Rear 656 (ward 15) a 273, 294 

South St., Nos. 233-239 (ward 12) a 289, 358, 378, 394, 574 
Near Commercial st. (ward 24) a 483, 557 

Shamrock St., near Commercial st. (ward 24) a 667, 679 

Saratoga st. a 690, 721 

Swett St. (ward 20) a 709, 745 

Sumner st., rear No. 74 (ward 2) a 721 

Shawmut av.. No. 832 (ward 19) a 803, 838 

Sargent's wharf (ward 6) a 912 

Treraont st , rear No. 49 a 178, 197 

Third St., No. 337 (ward 15) a 468, 592 

Terrace St., corner Cedar st. (waui 22) a 623, 658 

Third St., near L St. (ward 14) a 639, 668 

Union St., corner Wiuship St. (ward 25) a 700 

Vinton St., No. 4 (ward 15) a 721 

Victoria St., No. 1 (ward 24) a 803, 838 

Walnut av. (ward 21) , next to No. 195 a 20 
No. 80 (ward 21) a 580, 658 

Webster st., near Lewis st. (ward 2) a 32, 56 

Willow ct. (ward 20) a 82, 90 

Ward St. a 115, 170 

Near Parker st. a 309, 340 

Winchester St. (ward 5), foot of Williams St. a 132, 170 

West Newton St. a 247, 700 

Washington St., rear (ward 25) a 289, 314 

Williams st. (ward 23) a 334, 358 

Washington St., near Lagrange st (ward 23) a 468, 487 

Wyoming st. (ward 21) a 511, 557 

Wyman-place extension (ward 22) a 568, 593 

Western av., near Everett St. a 608, 629 

Western av., near North Harvard st. (ward 25) a 623, 645 

Walnut St., corner Glen road (ward 25) a 639, 658 

Washington St., between Lexington st. and Madison av. 
(ward 25) a 652, 668 

Winship St., corner Union st. (ward 25) a 700 

Warren st.. No. 576 (ward 21) a 709, 774 

Walnut St., corner Bunker Hill st. (ward 4) a 721 
Stacey, B. F. H al.— 

Petition that Charlestown Gas Co. he requested to locate 
lamp-post on Main St., near Austin St., 763 
Stadtmiller, Frank — 

Walnut place (ward 23), edgestones, sidewalks, petition 
a 273 ; order passed a 314 
Stafford, A. S.— 

Earl St., lamps, report a 890 
Stafford, John W.— 

Earl St. (ward 15) stable, leave to withdraw a 721 
Standard Rubber Co. — 

Lagrange St., near Washington st. (ward 23), wooden build- 
ing, erection, petition c 545 ; report c 561, 578 ; order ruled 
out c 598 
Standard Sugar Refinery — 

Mt. Washington-av. bridge, petition that draw he widened 
a 549 
Staniford street — 

Extension : commissioners requested to report c 665 ; report, 
referred c 688, a 695 ; report, referred to next city govern- 
ment c 910, a 912 



INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



LXIX 



Stanley, Mrs. Elizabeth A.— 

Pay due FreJeviok M. Stanley, deceased, order passed a 807 
Stanton, Elijah- 
Corner Centre and Lagrange sts. (W.R.). stcam-hoiler, peti- 
tion a 334 ; permit 373 
Stanton, M. E.— 

Sprinkling city streets, petition a 115; report 180 
Star lane (ward '23) — 

Stable : near Centre St., petition a 89; permit 121 
Star Newspaper Co. — 

7 Williams ct., steam-engine, petition and order notice a 19) ; 

hearing 247; permit 277 
Stark, Hannah — 

92-102 I St., sidewalks, petition a 468; order passed 485 
Stark, Hannah et al. — 

I St., between Broadway and Fourth St., sidewalk, petition 

a 115 
Stark, William and Hannah— 

626 East Fourth St., sidewalk, petition a 468 ; order passed 485 
Starr, Mary M.— 

Green st. (W.R.), abatement of edgestone assessment, jjeti- 

tion a 159 ; order passed 197 
Starrett, William G.— 

Appointed weigher of coal and measurer of wood and bark 

a 247 
State aid- 
Special committee a 2 
Committee authorized to make payments, emi^loy paymaster 

and clerical assistance a 2 
Quarterly reports of paymaster a 14, 196, 452, 643 
State street- 
Sewer : damages a 247, 518, c 521 
Telegraph pole : permit a 721 

Underground telegraph and telephone wires : permit a 888, 913 
Station street (ward 22) — 

Macadamizing, sidewalks, etc. : petition a 369; order passed 

394 
Grading and putting in order, order referred c 389, a 395; 

order passed a 394 
Track : petition a 449 
Paving : petition a 511 

Sidewalks : No. 62, petition a 568 ; order passed 591 
Steam-engines — 

Standing committee a 12 

Atlantic av.. No. 365, petition and order notice a 52; hearing 

89 ; permit 101 
Allston station, rear Cambridge st. (ward 25), petition and 

order notice a 83; hearing 115; permit 139 
Atlantic av.. No. 369, petition and oi-der notice a 179; hearing 

229, 289; permit 313 
Albany st.. No. 597, order notice a 273; hearing 334; per- 
mit 373 
Albany St., No. 439, permit a 394 

Araory st., petition and order notice a 815 ; hearing 881 
Albany st., corner East Dedham St., permit a 916 
Beach st.. No. 155-159, petition and order notice a 32; 

hearing 82 ; permit 94 
Bristol St., No. 33-41, petition and order notice a 83; hearing 

115 ; permit 139 
Beach St., corner Federal St., petition and order notice a 309; 

hearing 369 ; permit 394 
Beacon St., corner Brighton av., petition and order notice 

a 517 ; hearing 549 ; permit 574 
Blackstone St., No. 100, petition and order notice a 590; 

hearing 623 ; permit 645 
Border St., No. 134 (E.B.), petition and order notice a 804; 

hearing 881 
Chelsea st., near Eagle st. (E.B.), petition and order notice 

a 14 ; hearing 52 ; permit 70 
Chardon St., No. 38, petition a 32; permit 56 
Charles St., No. 184, petition and order notice a 69; hearing 

100 ; permit 120 
Crescent ct.. No. 3, petition a 89; pei-mit 101 
Chambers St., No. 10 (Charlestown), petition and order 

notice a 160 ; hearing 209 ; permit 231 
City Hall av.. No. 8, petition a 209; permit 230 
Charlestown St., No. 21, petition and order notice a 230; 

hearing 289 ; permit 313 
Columbus av.. No. 139-145, petition and order notice a 289; 

hearing 352 ; permit 404 
Centre st., corner Lagrange st. (W.R.), petition a 334; per- 
mit 373 
Commercial St., opposite Linden st. (ward 24), petition and 

order notice a 337; hearing 369; permit 394 
Cornhill, No. 11, petition and order notice a 404 ; hearing 449 ; 
permit 473 

Melting furnace, petition a 404 ; permit 427 
Chelsea st. (E.B.), petition a 511; permit 557 
Clayton st. (Dorchester), petition and order notice a 517; 

hearing 549 ; permit 574 
Chelsea st. (E.B,), near Eagle St., petition and order notice 
a 677 ; hearing 733 ; permit 777 

Melting furnace, petition a 677; permit 701 
Dorchester St., No. 291, petition and order notice a 309; 

hearing 369 ; permit 394 
Devonshire St., No. 64, petition a 390; permit 404 



Dorr St., near Ames St., hearing a 733; permit 717 

East Fifth St., No. 802, petition and order notice a 195; 

healing 247 ; permit 278 
Exchange place. No. 7, petition and order notice a 337; 

permit 373 
Essex St., No. 73, petition and order notice a 429; hearing 

4S3 ; permit 518 
Essex St., No. 75, petition a 452; permit 473 
East Dedham St., corner Albany St., permit a 916 
Fulton St., No. 95, petition and order notice a 89; hearing 

132; permit 160 
Franklin St., No. 222, order notice a 273; hearing 334; per- 
mit 373 
First St., rear, near Dorchester av., petition and order notice 

a 557 ; hearing 569 ; permit 574 
Fifth St., No. 215, petition and order notice a 557; hearing 

569 ; permit 587 
First St., corner O sts., petition and order notice a 580; 

hearing 608 ; permit 631 
Franklin St., No. 295, petition and order notice a 736; hearing 

803 ; permit 838 
Granite St., opposite Richmond St., petition and order notice 

a 14 ; hearing 52 ; permit 70 
Green St., near Brookline av., petition and oi'der notice a 20; 

hearing 68 ; permit 83 
Gurney st. (ward 22), petition and order notice a 52; hearing 

89; permit 101 
Hampden st.. No. 9-11, hearing a 247; permit 277 
Haymarket sq.. No. 5, petition a 289; permit 313 
Hancock St., No. 14 (Charlestown), petition and order notice 

a 309 ; hearing 369 ; permit 394 
Hamilton st , No. 14-16, petition and order notice a 580 ; 

hearing 608 ; permit 631 
Hampden St., No. 83, permit a 721 ; hearing 783 ; permit 838 
Keyes wharf, Medford st. (Charlestown), petition and order 

notice a 643; hearing 677; permit 701 
Liberty sq.. Mason building, petition and order notice a 32; 

hearing 82 ; permit 94 
Lenox St., No. 81^86, petition and order notice a 89; hearing 

132 ; permit 160 
Lancaster St., No. 3-7, petition and order notice a 160 ; hearing 

209; permit 485 
Liverpool St., No. 160, petition and order notice a 623; hearing 

667; permit 681 
Main st., rear, near Alford st. (ward 4), petition and order 

notice a 52 ; hearing 89 
Merchants' row. No. 34, hearing a 159 ; permit 180 
Milk St., No. 151 and 153, petition and order notice a 254; 

hearing 309 ; permit 342 
May St., No. 4, petition a 468; permit 485 
Medford St., No. 425 (Charlestown), petition a 639; permit 

668 
Milk St., No. 53, XDetition and order notice a 747; hearing 803; 

permit 838 
North St., No. 105-107, permit a 120 
New St., No. 22 (E.B.), petition a 289 _; permit 313 
O St., No. 83, petition and order notice a 120; hearing 178; 

permit 197 
Oakland Gardens, petition and order a 230; hearing 289; 

permit 313 
O St., rear No. 83, petition and order notice a 373; permit 

394 
Oliver St., No. 97, petition and order notice a 404; hearing 
449 ; permit 473 

Melting furnaces, petition a 404; permit 427 

No. 63, petition and order notice a 736; hearing 803; 
permit 838 
Purchase st. , No. 114-120, petition and order notice a 14; 
hearing 52 ; permit 70 

No. 24, petition and order notice a 52; hearing 89; 
permit 101 
Pynchon St., corner New Heath st., petition and order notice 

a 373 ; hearing 422 ; permit 452 
Province court, No. 6, petition and order notice a 452 ; hearing 

511 ; permit 557 
Pearl st.. No. 52-54, petition and order notice a 483; hearing 

549 ; permit 574 
Prince St., petition a 549; permit 574 
Purchase St., No. 44-46, petition a 568; permit 587 
Pleasant St., No. 208 ; permit a 616 
Richmond St., No. 100-104, petition and order notice a 83; 

hearing 115 ; permit 139 
South St., No. 31-33, petition and order notice a 69; hearing 

100; permit 120 
Sumner st. (E.B.),No. 73-79, petition and ordernotice a 659; 

hearing 690 ; permit 721 
Sudbury St., Nos. 90 and 98, petition a 881 ; permit 916 
Treraont st.. No. 474, petition and order notice a 160 ; hearing 

209; permit 231 
Tremont St., No. 418, bearing 449; permit 557 
Tremont St., No. 160, petition and order notice a 710; hearing 

783 ; permit 809 
Terrace St., near Cedar st. (Roxbury), petition and order 

notice a 804; hearing 881 
Washington St., No. 550, petition and order notice a 14; 

hearing 52 ; permit 70 



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INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Washington St., No. 2070, petition and order notice a 83; 

hearing 115 ; permit 139 
"Washington St., No. 1281, petition and order notice a 179; 

hearing 229 ; permit 254 
Williams ct., No. 7, petition and order notice a 195; hearing 

247 ; permit 277 
Washington St., No 786, petition a 195 ; permit 210 

Petition and order notice a 230 ; hearing 289 ; permit 313 
Petition a 247 ; permit 277 
Williams market, corner Washington and Dover sts., cellar 

of stalls 7, 9, and 11, steam-boiler, petition a 474 
Water st.. No. 63, petition and order notice a 623; hearing 
667; permit 681 
Stearns & George — 

Atlantic av. and Oliver St., telegraph poles, petition a 193 
Poles on Congress St., and A St., transfer of grants to Ameri- 
can Bell Telephone Co. a 449, 471, 485 
Stehhins, George F. — 

Appointed puhlic weigher a 115 
Stehbins, John & Co. — 

Corner Granite and Baldwin sts. (ward 13) , stable, petition 
a 568 ; permit 587 
Stetson, John — 

Globe theatre, license renewed a 573 
Stevens, Mrs. Annie R. — 

Buclsingham St., personal injuries, petition a 89; leave to 
withdraw a 235, o 238 
Stevens, Hazard et al. — 

Eldon St., grading, etc., petition a 100 
Stevens, John A. — 

Windsor theatre, license granted a 573 
Stevenson, Peter et al.— 

Walnut av., sewer, remonstrance a 2U9 
Stewart, James P. — 

Appointed weigher of coal a 89 
Stickney, W. W.— 

Glendale St., edgestones, petition a 568 
Stiles, John C. — 

Charles St., coaches to B. & A. station, petition a 687 
Stillberger, Henrietta- 
Gilbert St., extension to Centre St., $4300 damages, order 
passed a 645 
Stilhiian street — 

Claims : personal Injuries a 82, c 545, a 556 
Stinson, Benjamin H. — 

Balance due on bill for painting steamer " Henry Morrison," 
petition c 58, a 63 
Stockman, Frances L. — 

2463 Washington St., sidewalk abatement, petition a 468 
Stockwell, Stephen N. et al. — 

Parker-Hill av., macadamizing, petition a 51 
Stokes, Warren J. — 

Appointed officer to make complaint in cases of violation of 

ordinances a 100, 677 
Appointed truant oliiccr a 100 
Enfield st., sewer abatement a 412 

Stable, petition a 449 ; permit 572 
Appointed constable a 100, 589, 630 
Stone, Frank P.— 

Webster Garden (ward 24) , entertainments, petition a 289 ; 
license 340 
Stone, Jasper — 

Walnut and Bunker Hill St., stable, leave to withdraw a 721 
Stone, Jonathan — 

Woodward defalcation, remonstrance against exempting 
treasurer and bondsmen a 517 
Stone, Jonathan et al. — 

Princeton st. (Charlesto wn) , change of name, remonstrance c 87 
Stone, Kendall H.— 

42 Miller st. ( ward 5) , stable, petition a 178 ; permit 197 
Stony brook — 

Joint special committee c 5, a 12, c 27, a 30 

Petition for right of way over Stony brook at Vernon St., 

a 178 ; repoi-t, order passed a 376, c 380 
Sewer in Pynchon st., petition for damages a 115; report, 

leave to withdraw a 356, 359, c 364 
Strip of land, conveyance to Patrick Meehan c 074, a 678 
Closing channel in lands of Hannah Dudley et al., order 
passed a 808; referred c 817; reconsideration, order 
passed c 846 
Credit of receipts to appropriation, order passed a 890, c 895 
Stoughton St. (Dorchester) — 

Macadamizing, etc., petition a 89 

Sprinkling: between old lioxbury luie and Pleasant St., 

petition a 229 
Grading, etc., petition a 229 ; order passed 254 
Stowell, J. B., jr. et al.— 

Clifford St., sidewalks, petition a 334; order passed 376 
Street commissioners [see also alphabetical headings] — 

Change of duplicate names of streets, remonstrance referred 

a''l2 
Warren av. (ward 17), change of name, remonstrance referred 

a 12 
Api^ealed tax cases, communication of assessors referred 

a 178, c 183 ; report, order passed a 210, c 217 
Report and ordinance in relation to deeds referred a 342 



Streeter, Joseph H. et al. — 

Roxbury si., sprinkling, petition a 209 
Streets [see also alphabetical headings] — 
Joint standing committee a 12, 178, c 27 
Standing committee of board of aldermen 12, 178 
Paving, standing committee of board of aldermen 12, 178; of 

council 27 
Alley between Union pai'k and Waltham st., lamps, petition 

a 12 
Changes of duplicate names, remonstrance referred a 12; 
order to refer street commissioners' report of 1880 to 
committee on ordinances referred to committee on streets 
of board of aldermen a 22 ; report inexpedient, accepted 
a 104 
Street leading from Ashmont st., edgestones, petition a 82 
Passage-way between Holyoke and Canton sts., sewer, report 

of cost referred a 33 
Superintendent authorized to erect fences in front of vacant 
lots, remove structures, etc., on sidewalks, number streets, 
etc., set edgestones, pave sidewalks, etc., lay crosswalks, 
pave gutters, grant permits to open streets, contract for 
horses, supplies, etc. a 35 
Schedules of cost of laying edgestones and sidewalks, etc. 

a 35, 56, 71, 83, 94, 142, 519, 558, 574, 679, 837 
Charles Harris nominated and elected superintendent of 

streets a 70, c 74 
Paving, additional appropriation, request I'eferred a 121 ; re- 
port, order passed a 133, c 144 
Watering streets, new system, order referred c 131, a 132; 

report inexpedient a 230, c 238 
Passage-way from City sq., personal injuries a 132, 356, c 364 
I'etition for leave to run steam motor in city streets a 132 ; per- 
mit 591 
Sundry sidewalk and edgestone assessments, order to abate 

and reassess a 142 
Sprinkling: certain streets, Malachi Clark, petition a 159; 
report 180 
Daniel Clark, petition a 159 ; report 180 
Streets in ward 24, Thomas White, petition a 32 
Streets in Dorchester, Patrick Hart, petition a 82 ; report 

180 
Streets. in Roxbury, A. B. Yetter & Co., petition a 89; 
permit 295 
Cook & Handy, petition a 159 ; permit 295 
Streets in East Boston, D'Arcy & xVtwood, petition a 100; 

report 180 
Streets in South Boston, Philip Sowden, jr., petition a 115 ; 

report 180 
Streets in Charlestown, R. W. Goi-don, petition a 115; 
permit 276 
William H. Quigley, petition a 115; permit 276 
P. J. Calnan, petition a 159; permit 276 
Streets in city. Smith & Stevens, petition all5 ; report 180 
M. E. Stanton, petition a 115; report 180 
Adoniram Curtis, petition a 132; report 180 
John Gormley, petition a 159; report 180 
Alvin J. Tuttle, petition a 159 ; report 180 
L. C. Moseley & Calvin C. Tuttle, executors, petition 

a 159 ; report 180 
Orsamus Nute, petition a 159 ; report 180 
Annual report of superintendent c 207 

Steam pipes under city streets, petition a 229; leave to with- 
draw 341 
Passage-way south of Williams market, corner I>over and 

Washington sts., lamp, petition a 273; report 890 
Showboards, etc., ordinance referred a 316; report c 546, 

a 556 
Alleged Infringement of patent method of laying pavements 

a 295 
Pay of injured employe, petition o 303; leave to withdraw 

536 
Nuisance on vacant land between Fifth and Seventh sts. 

(S.B.),c307, 349, a 352 
Curved tracks in certain streets, petition of Met. R.li. Co., 
a 404; report and order for hearing 426; hearing 483; 
order jjassed 680 
Asphalt pavement, cruelty to animals, remonstrances, etc., 

referred a 489 
Hoi-se-cars on the circuit, resolve and order offered a 558; 

amendments and reference a 569 
Assistants to superintendent, order passed to report names 

a 575 ; report a 590 
Street railways, reduction of fare, petition a 580, 589 ; request 

for reports 783 ; report 887 
Relocation of pipe near public library, Brighton, petition 

a 589 
Telegraph poles in certain streets, principally in ward 22, 

petition a 593 
Passage-way from 91 Chambers st. to Leverett St., lamps, 

petition a 593 ; rej^ort 890 
Penalty for extinguishing street lights, ordinance referred 

c 672; report c 834; ordinance passed c 847, a 855 
Nomenclature of streets, committee directed to provide docu- 
ment a 701, c 703; report, order passed c 801 
Appropriation, order referred c 801 ; report, order passed 
a 807, c818 



INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY CONNCIL. 



LXXI 



Passage-way between Commonwealth av. and Newbury st., 

lamps, petition a 652; report 890 
Unnamed st., near Starli st. (ward 4), wooden building, 
erection, petition a 667; report and order a S62, e 865, 
911, a 912 
Place off Market St., near Washington st. (ward 26), stable, 
petition a 667 ; permit 679 ; wooden addition to building, 
petition a 667; report and order a 862, c 865, 911, a 912 
Movement of wooden building from Washington st. (ward 

25) , petition a 667 ; permit 701 
Passage-way rear Commonwealth av. and Marlboro' St., 

lamps, petition a 677; report 890 
Passage-way rear 350-372 Columbus av., lamps, petition 

a 709 ; report 915 
Passage-way from Dartmouth to Exeter sts., lamps, petition 

a 763 
Electric lights : petitions for lighting streets a 803, 836; orders 
passed 862, 887 
N.E. Weston Electric Light Co., petition a 881; referred 
to next board of aldermen 887 
Passage-way between Columbus av., Worcester, and Spring- 
tield sts., electric lights, petition a 881; report 915 
Strong, Edward at al. — 

Playground, opposite West Roxbury post-office, petition 
a 273 
Stultz, J.V.N, etal.— 

Warren st., from Dunreath place to Copeland St., sidewalks, 
petition a 652 ; order passed 701 
Sturgis, James— 

Huntington av , opposite Trinity church, crossing, petition 
a 783 ; report 837 
Sturgis, Russell, 3d^ 

190 Marlborough St., sidewalk, petition a 836; order passed 864 
Sturtcvant, Richard H. — 

Faneuil Hall market, transfer stalls 38 and 40 and cellar No. 
7 a 254 
Sturtevant, William L. et al. — 

Border st., paving, petition a 104 
Falcon St., grading, petition a 422 ; order passed 617 
Sudburj' street^ 

Petroleum : at No. 42, a 180 

Steam-boiler :Nos. 96 and 98, petition a 881; permit 916 
Suffolk Brewery Co.— 

East Eighth st., near G st. (S.B ), temporary occupation of, 
permit a 24 
Suffolk countj' — see County of Suffolk 
Sullivan, Ann — 

Ferry boat, personal injuries, petition c 176; report c 329, 
a 335, 517, c 521 
Sullivan, Barry- 
Appointed constable a 589, 630 

630-632 East Fourth st. (S.B.), sidewalk, petition a 608 
Sullivan, Barry et al. — 

Bolton St., petition to put in order a 404; oi-der passed 558 
Sullivan, Cornelius — 

Cbelsea-st. bridge, appointment of superintendent, petition 
a 82 
Sullivan, Daniel P. — 

Appointed assistant sealer of weights and measures a 115 
Sullivan, Denis A. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Sullivan, John — 

Kendrick St., widening, petition for pay a 783 
Sullivan, John J. — 

Release from county jail a 616 
Sullivan, Patrick F. — 

Broadway, extension from Albany to Washington sts., $185 
damages, order passed a 616 
Sullivan, Roger — 

Nominated and elected weigher and inspector of lighters 
a 180, c 182 
Sullivan, Simon — 

Bolton St., grade damages, petition a 369 ; order passed 917 
Sullivan, Timothy et al. — 

Causeway and Merrimac sts., electric lights, petition a 912 
Sullivan, William — 

Appointed constable a 652 

Appointed officer to make complaint in cases of violation of 
ordinances a 677 
Sullivan, William J. — 

310 Bolton st , $300 grade damages ; order passed a 341 
Sullivan square—^ 

Sprinkling : petition a 229 
Primary school-house : request a 855 
Sumner, Charles I. — 

Linden st., sewer abatement a 473 
Sumner, John H. and George L. Burt— 

Blue Hill av., River and Norfolk sts., edgestones : order 
passed a 276 
Summer street — 

Underground shafting: from 256 Purchase st., petition a 783; 

order jjassed 807 
Underground telegraph and telephone wires : permit from 
Washington to High st. a 888, 913 
Summer street (ward 23) — 

Stable : near Spring st. a 12, 34 



Sumner street (E.B.) — 

Trees : drive-way of Boston Sugar Refinery, removal, permit 

a 142 
Block drive- way : Nos. 73-79, petition a 209 
Wooden buildings : rear Nos. 115-127, erection, petition a 369 ; 
permit a 395, c 39T 
No. 89, petition a 309 ; permit a 395, c 397 
No. 73-79, addition, permit a 890, c 895 
Lamps : petition a 229 
Steam-engine: No. 73-79, petition and order notice a 659; 

hearing 690 ; permit 721 
Stable : rear No. 74, leave to withdraw a 721 
Summer vacation — 

Common council 445, 477, 543, 576 
Board of aldermen 456 
Sunderland street — 

Sewer : report of cost referred a 14 
Supple, James F. — 

Hawthorne st., lamp, petition a 763; report 915 
Survey and inspection of buildings — see Buildings 
Surveyor, city, department of — 

Joint standing committee a 12, c 27 

Annual report of city surveyor c 19 

Purchase of supplies, etc., authorized a 39, c 43 

Thomas W. Davis nominated and elected city surveyor a 70, 

c74 
City surveyor to define and perambulate boundary lines 
a 255 
Swan, James E. et al. — 

Arcadia St., sewer, petition a 289; report and order notice 
314 ; hearing 334 ; order passed 376 
Swan, Reuben S., councilman (ward 24) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed : committee on treasury department 27 ; commis- 
sions 301 
Remarks : 

Elevated railroads and rapid transit 77 
Apijropriation bill 189 
Pay of laborers 265 
Prince school-house yard 287 
Old state house 348 
Salaries of city officers 624, 603, 756 
Extension of D street 687 
Swan, Robert T. — 

Elected representative a 747 
Sweat, J. S. G. & Chase— 

5 Haymarket sq , melting furnaces, petition a 289 ; permit 
313 
Sweeney, Christopher F. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Sweeney, Daniel J., councilman (ward 2) — 

Notice of decease a 2 
Sweeney, Mrs. Ellen — 

Pay due deceased husband, order passed a 373, c 380 
Swett, Jeremiah M. — 

Appointed officer make complaint in case of violation of 

ordinances a 100, 677 
Appointed truant oflicer a 106 
Appointed constable a 100, 589, 630 
Swett street (ward 20)— 

Stable : petition a 61 ; permit 70 

Petition a 709 ; permit 745 
Sprinkling : from Gerard st. to Ellery st. : order passed a 212 
Plank sidewalk : between Magazine and Hilton sts., petition 

a 334 
Bridge : repairs a 558 

Wooden building : erection, petition a 709 ; report and order 
a 862, c 865, 911, a 912 
Swift, Henry W. — 

Elected representative a 747 
Resignation from school committee a 782 
Swift, William H.— 

Appointed constable a 589, 630, 662 
Sycamore street — 

Grading, etc., petition a 229; order passed 426 

Tabb, Edmund- 
Appointed public weigher a 115 

Taft, Robert Jacob — 

King St., widening, $20 damages; order passed a 231 

Taggard, C. H.— 

Putnam St. (E.B.), sewer, petition a 334; report and order 

notice 356 ; hearing 369 ; order passed 412 
Corner Putnam and White sts., edgestones, sidewalks, 
petition a 568, order passed 591 

Tagin, Henry — 

16 K St. (ward 14), stable, petition a 178; permit 275 

Talbot, I. T.— 

Stoughton St., gi-ading, etc., petition a 229 

Talbot, Newton- 
Nominated and elected commissioner of sinking funds a 254, 
c 257, 278 

Tappan, Lewis W. jr. — 

13 Lin wood sq., sidewalk, petition a 369; order passed 395 

Taxes — 

Tax levy — see Accounts, auditor's estimates 



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INDEX TO PKOCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Tax title released a 121, c 122 

Order to report ordinance pro-aiding for sale of real estate 

a 211, c 217 ; report c 545 ; ordinance passed c 597 
Francis Thompson, release of condition in agreement c 227, 

a -.29 
Temporary loan : order passed a 411, c 415 
Assessofs' departnie7it — 

Joint standing committee a 12, c 27 

First assistant assessors, ordinance referred c 50, a 52 

Topic in mayor's address referred c 80, a 82 

Edward F. Robinson and Joshua S. Duncklee nominated 

and elected assessors of taxes a 70, c 74 
Additional appropriation, request referred a 94; ruled 
out of order, subject assigned c 96; corrected request 
referred a 100; report, order passed a 120, c 122 
First assistant assessors nominated c 96. 110, a 115; 

elected c 111, a 116, c 126, a 132, c 144, a 160 
Second assistant assessors nominated c 144, a 179 ; elected 

c 172, a 179, c 182, a 195, c 198 
Petitions for and remonstrances against election of 

Gideon Walker a 115, c 126 
Appealed tax cases, communication of assessors referred 

a 178, c 183; report, order passed a 210, c217 
Use of council chamber 244 
lieinission of taxes — 

Corner of High and School sts. (Charlestowu) , Francis 
Sager a 229, 230, c 238, 259 
Refunding taxes — 

Louis B. Scliwarz, petition a 247 

Patrick D. Murphy, petition a 404; leave to vrithdraw 
a 745, c 748 
Collector's department — 

Annual report of city and county collector, referred 

328, a 335 ; report a 427, c 435 
Thomas Sherwiu nominated and elected city collector 

c 343, a 352 
Transfer of appropriations c 800, 846, a 855 
Taylor, D. D.— 

Nominated and elected second assistant assessor o 144, 172, 
a 179 
Taylor, Henry M. — 

1-7 Hanover St., electric light, petition a 733; permit 775 
Taylor, James, heirs of — 

171 Tudor St., sidewalk abatement, petition a 483 
Taylor, J. F. et al.— 

Washington St., from Lake to Oakland sts., sidewalk, petition 
a 334 
Taylor street — 

Claims : personal Injuries a 100 
Teachers of the Sherwin school — 

Sherwin school, sidewalk, petition a 623 
Teevan, James et al. — 

Lenox st., between Shawmut av. and Tremont st., grading, 
paving, petition a 51 
Teevan, James, councilman (ward 19) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed : committee on streets 27 
Remarks : 

Pay of laborers 264, 284 
Pay of regular reporters 268 
Telegraph — see Telephone wires 
Telephone wires, etc. — see also streets by alphabetic heads 

' ' Dead " wires, notice from police commissioners referred a 20 
Fire and police telegraph wires, expediency of placing under 

ground referred c 50, a 53 
Line to Austin farm a 93, 142 
Underground wires, petition of W. R. Clark et al. a 449; 

report, order passed a 888; veto, order passed a 913 
Fire commissioners requested to consider and report a 842 
Locations on bridees, conforming to conditions ; order passed 

a 517 
Chelsea bridge, petition of P. A. Dowd, a 408 ; orders passed 

517, 572 
American Rapid Telegraph Co. — 

Washington, corner Williams st. (Roxbury), petition 

a 12 
Roxbury and Brighton districts, jjetitiou a 593; order laid 

on table a 722 ; order passed 746 
Ruggles St., permit a 917 
Gold and Stock Telegraph Co. — 

Brighton av., petition a 12; permit 276 
Location on Chelsea bridge ; report requested a 359 ; re- 
port, fitither time allowed 377 ; order passed 517 
Cutting down poles, communication of lire commissioners 
a 912 
American Bell Telephone Co. — 

Endicott st., between Cross and Causeway sts., petition 

a 68; permit 143 
Beacon st., Brighton av., North Beacon and Market sts., 

petition a 68 
Washington and River sts. (Dorchester), petition a 178; 

order laid over 395 ; order passed 405 
Streets in East Boston, petition a 193; permit 357 
East Springfield and West Springfield sts., petition a334; 

remonstrance referred a 395 
Central sq. (ward 24), petition a 369 



Congress st. and A St., grants to Stearns & George, 

transfer a 449, 471, 485 
Cable houses on bridges, petition a 422; order passed 

517 
Chelsea bridge (Charlestown), petition a 511 
Canterbury, Poplar, and Beech sts. (W.R.) , petition aSll ; 

permit 617 
Huntington av. and Exeter St., petition a 549, 608; permit 

(Huntington av.) 575; (Exeter st.) 917 
Harrison av., near East Springfield St., petition a 623; 

permit 679 
Franklin, Pearl, and Congress sts., and Postofflce sq., 

etc., underground wires; petition a 733 
Poles on Beverly, Gray, and Foss sts., petition a 733; per- 
mit 775 
Condor and Border sts. (E.B.), petition a 836 
Warren bridge and Marlborough St., petition a 881 
Board of fire commissioners — 

Arlington st. and Commonwealth av., report referred 

a 83 ; report and reference a 212, c 217 
Corner Tremont St. and Shawmut av., petition a 209; per- 
mit 473 
Mt. Washington-av. bridge, petition a 289; order passed 

377 
State St., permit a 721 

Canterbury St. (W.R.), petition a 763; permit 789 
Mt. Vernon st. (Dorchester), between Dorchester av. and 

O. C. R.R., permit a 807 
Poles cut down, communication a 912 
Columbia St., Dorchester, between Blue Hill av. and New 

Seaver St., petition a 404 
North Harvard St. (Brighton), petition a 511; permit 679 
Adams and Bowdoiu sts., petition a 593; peimit 645 
Stearns & George — 

Atlantic av. and Oliver St., petition a 193 
Congress-st. bridge, transfer of grants a 449, 471 
Mutual Union Telegraph Co.— 

Atlantic av., and other streets, petition a 468; permit 

574 
Water St., petition a 803 
Temple, Charles E. — 

Elected first assistant assessor c 111, a 116 
Temple, N. E.— 

Wyoming st. (ward 21), stable, petition a 511; permit 557 
Temple place — 

Electric lights : No. 55, permit a 808 
Temple street — 

Guy posts : order passed a 916 
Temple street (ward 24) — 

Wooden building: addition, near Sanford St., petition a 677; 
report and order a 862, c 865, 911, a 912 
Temple, Thomas F. — 

Elected commissioner of Cedar Grove Cemetery a 404 
Terrace avenue (ward 23) — 

Lamps : petition a 077 ; report 890 
Terrace street (ward 22) — 

Stable : corner Cedar St., petition a 623; permit 658 
Steam-engine: near Cedar St., petition and order notice a 
804; hearing 881 
Terry, Henry B., administrator — 

Columbia st. (Dorchest(^r), widening, near Hancock St., 
§375.20 damages, order passed a 6S0 
Thacher, Mary E. etal.— 

Cliflbrd St., gutters, petition a 229; order passed 376 
Thanksgiving day — 

Holiday, order passed c 758, a 764 
Payment of city laborers, order passed c 758, a 764 
Thaxter, Theodore — 

Bowdoin sq., lamps, report a 890 
Thayer, Eugene Van R.— 

Newbury st., near Hereford st., stable, petition a 159; permit 
197 
Thayer, George L. et al. — 

Regent St., between Circuit and Dale sts., sewer, petition 
a 449 ; report and order for hearing 488 ; hearing 511 ; order 
passed 557 
Thayer, Lucy M. — 

Corner Hanover and Battery sts., druggist's mortar, permit a 
669 
Thayer, William H.— 

Blue Hill av., rear Cohimbia st. (ward 23), wooden building, 
erection, petition a 229 ; permit 255, c 257 
Theatres — 

Inspection, order referred o 849 ; laid on table a 855 
Thenno and Electric Gas Lighting Co.— 

Lighting and extinguishing lamps, petition a 68 ; proposition 
referred a 334, 337 ; report, order passed a 721 
Thetford avenue (ward 24) — 

Sewer : corner Evans St., petition a 008 
Third street — 

Stables : No. 337, petition 468; permit 592 

Near L. St., petition a 639; leave to withdraw 668 
Grading : between P and O sts., jietition a 511 
Sidewalk and edgestone abatement : petition a 881 
Thomas, Albert O.— 

Nominated and elected supt. Granite bridge a 235 



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Thomas, J. B.— 

Grauite st., driveway to Standard Sugar Refinery, petition 
a 132 ; permit 170 
Thompson, Charles Wood — 

Appointed deputy sealer of weights and measures a 89 
Thompson, Francis — 

Release of condition in agreement c 227, a 229 
Thompson, John et al.— 

Wehster st., petition to allow coasting a 89 
Thompson, Martinus H.— 

802 East Fifth St., steam-engine, petition and order notice 
a 195 ; hearing 247 ; permit 277 
Thompson, Ruth H. — 

Gurney st. (wai-d 22) , stable, petition a 32 ; permit 56 

Near Tremont St., wooden addition to building, petition 

a 68 ; permit a 84, c 86 
Rear 1419 Tremont St. (ward 20), stable, petition a 82; 
permit 90 

671 and 673 Parker st., sidewalk, order passed a 234 

Ward St., near Parker st., stable, petition a 309; permit 340 
Thompson square (Charlestown) — 

Enclosure and paving of area, and lamp-post in same, order 
passed a 837 
Thorndike, G. L.— 

181 Marlborough st. , sidewalk, petition a 709 ; order passed 746 
Thorndike, George L. et al. — 

Central sq., paving, petition a 209; order passed 254 

From Meridian st. to 24 Central sq. (E.B.), crosswalk, report 
a 394 
Thorndike, James — 

Byron St., near Pope st. (ward 2), stable, petition a 733; 
permit 774 
Thorndike street — 

Grading, etc. ; petition a 733 
Thornley street — 

Sidewalks: petition a 549 ; order passed 574 
Tifareth, Israel — 

Bui-ial-place near town of Dedham, petition a 369; permit 413 
Tighe, John — 

Claims : leave to withdraw a 210, c 217 
Timmins, Arthur — 

Beacon St., near Bx'ookhne av., stable, petition a 309; permit 
426 
Tinkham, Benjamin C. — 

Elected representative a 747 
Tinkham, George H. — 

Faneuil Hall market, transfer of cellar No. 6, report a 700 
Tinkham, Holden O. B.— 

Holden st., lamps, report a 890 
Tirrell, Jesse et al.— 

Harvard av. , between Cambridge st. and Brighton av. , sewer, 
petition a 193; report and order notice 210; hearing 229; 
order passed 294 
Tobey, J. W.— 

West Cottage st., corner Blue Hill av., edgestones, petition 
a 468 
Tobey, Zeepha A. — 

Death of hoseman Tobey, petition to fire commissioners 
c 559 — see Fire Department 
Tobin, John C— 

95 Smith st., edgestones, sidewalk, petition a 667 
Tobin, John C. et al. — 

Smith St. (ward 22) , edgestones, sidewalks, petition a 280 
Tobin, Thomas J.— 

Deceased, petition of widow for compensation c 366; report 
c 545 
Todd, Charles R. et al.— 

Washington St., from Dale st. to Egleston sq., sidewalk, peti- 
tion a 247 ; order passed 376 
Todd, Joshua G. et al. — 

Harbor View St., lamps, petition a 763 
Toland, Hu"^h J.— 

Appointed sealer of weights and measures a 115 
Tompkins & Hill- 
Boston theatre, licenses granted a 230, 673 
Tompkins & Hill et al. — 

162 Tremont st., crossing, petition a 836 
Toomey, Timothy- 
Change av., personal injuries, petition a 68; leave to withdraw 
a 313, c 3i2 
Torrey, Everett — 

Nominated and elected director for public institutions c 150, 
a 159, c 173 
Tower, Isaac H.— 

Highland St., edgestones, petition a 639; order passed 701 
Towle, Henry C. — 

Elected representative a 747 
Towne, Charles H. — 

134 Border st. (E.B.) steam-engine, petition and order 
notice a 804; hearing 881 
Townsend place — 

Lamp : petition a 549; report 890 
Transit street (Roxbury) — 

Laying out : damages a 631, 680, c 683 
Treasury department — 

Joint standing committee a 12, c 27 



Woodward defalcation, call for information c 157 

Petition to exempt treasurer a 488, c 503; remonstrance 
a 517 ; indefinite postponement c 606 
Alfred T. Turner nominated city treasurer c 286, a 293; 

nomination referred back with instructions c 301 ; order 

to refer iudcfinitely postponed a 310 ; Mr. Turner elected 

a 311, c322 
Annual report of city and county treasurer referred e 328, 

a 335 ; report a 427, c 435 
Pay-rolls to fourth July, order passed c 403, a 405 
Transfer of treasur.y deiiartment, order passed a 427, c 435 
Paying city employes outside of city hall, order passed a 457 ; 

amended, ordinance passed c 435 ; concurrence a 452 
Treasurer's bond referred a 473 ; report, bond approved a 474 
Retiring treasurer's final report referred a 517, c 521; report 

a 573, c 577 
Charges against city treasurer, investigating committee o 604, 

a 611 ^ 
Decisions of city solicitor in hands of late city treasurer, 

order passed a 679, c 683 
Treasurer of sinking funds — see Sinking Funds 
Pay of employes at Christmas, order passed c 800, a 803 
Old bonds, checks, etc., order passed a 8U9, c 818 
Transfer of appropriation c 800, 840, a 865 
Trees— 

In South Boston, petition referred c 96; report o 442, a 449 

Order authorizing contracts c 113, 128, 192, a 195 

30 Gates St., planting, petition a 115 

Sumner St., drive-way of Boston Sugar Refinery, removal, 

permit a 142 
King St. (ward 24), petition to replace trees and tree-boxes 

a 178 
Orchard park, protection of trees, petitions a 193 
226 Bowen St., removal, petition a 229 ; report 341 
East Boston, petition c 245 : report c 442, a 449 
Forest Hills St., Jamaica Plain, removal, petition a 289 ; report 

376 
4 Park st., removal, petition a 289; report 376 
Lewis park, petition a 289 ; report a 452, c 460 
Centre St., near Green st. (ward 23), removal, petition a 309; 

report 376 
7 Mystic St. (Charlestown), removal, petition c 328; report 

519 
25 Liverpool st. (E.B.), removal, petition a 334; report 376 
116 Eutaw St., removal, petition a 404; report 631 
27 Seaverns av., removal, petition a 468; report 519 
Medford st. (Charlestown), removal, petition a 511; report 

and order for hearing 557, hearing 569 
567 Warren St., removal, petition a 549 
197 K St., removal, petition a 568 

2828 Washington St., removal, petition a 623; report 659 
Bunker Hill st., between Bbn and Polk sts., removal, order 

passed a 631 
1 Kearsarge av., removal, petition a 667; report 701 
21 Seaverns av., removal, petition a 667; report 701 
Common, near the " coast," petition to enclose a 783 
14 Essex St. (Charlestown), removal, report a 809 
Dillaway school-house yard, removal, request a 623; report 

c 848, a 855 
Tremont place — 

Lamps : report a 890 
Tremont row — 

Electric lights : No. 12, permit a 837 
Tremont street — 

Claims : personal injuries, a 12, c 16, a 83, c 86, a 100, 178, 

247, 472, c 575 
Sewers : west of Phillips St., report of cost referred a 20 

Tremont and Downer sts., report of cost referred a 33 

Corner Downer st., petition a 193; report and order 
notice 210 ; hearing 229 

Abatement a 790 
Post and druggist's mortar : at No. 257, petition a 68 
Steam-engines : at No. 474, petition and order notice a 160; 
hearing 209 ; permit 231 

No. 418, hearing a 449 ; permit 557 

No. 160, petition and order notice a 710; hearing 783; 
permit 809 
Electric lights : Nos. 245-247, petition a 483; permit 518 

Corner Boylston St., petition a 490; leave to withdraw 557 

Corner Camden St., petition a 589; permit 591 

No. 66, petition a 803; permit 837 

No. 90 and 92, permit a 862 
Edgestones : No. 1446, petition a 690 
Lamp-posts : No. 1262, petition a 690; order passed 775 
Stable : rear No. 49, petition a 178; permit 197 
Fire-alarm pole : corner Shawmut av., petition a 209; permit 

473 
Sidewalk : Nos. 420-424, petition a 209 ; order passed 234 
Sprinkling: from Brookline av. to Heath-st. bank, order 

passed a 212 
Curved tracks : M. R.R. stable, xietition a 289 ; repoi't and 

order notice 314 ; healing 369 
Lanterns : No. 489, permit a 294 

No. 208, petition a 783; permit 775 
Crosswalks : at Culvert and Ruggles sts., petition a 334 

At Chandler and West Castle sts., petition a 352 ; report 617 



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INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



No 162, petition a 836 
Wooden building: erection rear No. 1164, petition o 343; 

permit a 395, u 307 
Underground telegraph and teleplione Tvii'es; permit from 

Boylstou to Parker st. a 888, 913 
Lamp : No. 264, leave to withdraw a 915 
Tremont Temple Association — 

Memorial services in honor of President Garfield, resolution 

of thanks a 680, c 683 
Trott, Andrew C. heirs of— 

Harrison av., extension to Bedford St., $4440 damages, order 

passed a 630 
Tuhhs, J. O.— 

Corner Union and Winship sts. (ward 25), stable, permit 

a 700 
Tuck, Julia A. — 

25 Liverpool St. (E.B.), removalof tree, petition a 334; report 

376 
Tucker, Isaac N. et al. — 

Franklin st. (ward 25), sewer, jjetitiou a 334 
Tucker, James C. — 

Nominated and elected superintendent of puhlic buildings 

a 70, c 74 
High St. (Dorchester), sewer, petition a 115; report and 

order notice 170; hearing 178; order passed 210 
Oak sq. (Brighton), sidewalk, petition a 352; order passed 376 
Tucker, Joseph Augustus, alderman — 
Oaths of otiicc 1 

Elected : committee on accounts 2 ; chairman 14 
Appointed : committee ou county accoimts 12 ; lamps 12 

paving 12; city registrar's department 12; claims 12 

fuel 12; legislative matters 12; ordinances 12; public in- 
struction 12; public library 12; water 12 ; Franklin fund 

15; fourth of July 274; salary conference 611; eulogy on 

President Garfield 621 
Elected : trustee of city hospital a 34, c 44 ; resignation 337 ; 

refused 359; reelected c 637, a 613 
Remarks : 

Joint rules and orders 2 

Care of sidewalks in front of ijubllc buildings and 
grounds 13, 32 

Coasting on common 30, 35 

Contested election case 71 

Commercial-st. extension 85 

ScViool expenses 92 

Petition of John Kcardon 119 

Petition of Benjamin F. Anthony 160 

Destruction of sugar baskets 274 

Corliss pumpiug-enginc controversy 296, 320 

Old state house 423, 454 

Salaries of city officers 430, 491, 499, 582 

Pay of ferry employes 450, 840 

Extension of Harrison avenue 458 

Auditor's bond 471 

Liverpool-street tracks 485 

Clerk -hire of auditor of accounts 512 

Impurity of water supply 550 

I'ay of laborers 543, 616 

Sprinkling streets in South Boston 485 

Pay for fowls killed by dogs 591 

Charges against city treasurer 611 

City solicitor 679, 695 

Limiting municipal expenditures 700 

Public parks 717 

Evening high school 738 

Dillaway school 745 

Additional water supply, $55,000 balance 781 

Muddy-river improvement 811 

Underground electric wires 842, 889, 913 

Proposed sewer commission 861 

Brush electric light 886 

Closing proceedings 918 
Tucker, John C. heirs of — 

Leverett St., sewer abatement, order passed a 889 
Tudor Company — 

Charlcstown av., Titdor wharf, stiible, petition a 159; per 

mit ISO 
Tudor street — 

Sidewalk : at No. 137, abatement a 197 

No. 171, abatement, petition a 483 
Shaft: petition a 623, 652 

Edgestoncs, sidewalks : corner C st., petition a 052 
Tudor wharf (ward 5) — 

Wooden building : petition a 273 : permit a 314, o 322 
Tufts, Arthur W. & Nathan- 
Tufts wharf (ward 4), wooden addition to building, report 

c 561, 578; order ruled out c 598 
Tufts, A. W.— 

513 Main st. (ward 4), wooden addition to building, petition 

c 460 ; report c 561, 578 ; order ruled out c 598 
Tufts, Eleanor V.— 

Tremont St., personal Injuries, petition a 247; leave to with- 
draw a 472, c 475 
Tufts, J. W. & Co.- 

Corner Hanover and Washington sts., druggist's mortar, peti- 
tion a 352 ; permit 376 



Tufts, Nathan— 

Lawrence st. (Oharlestown), sidewalk, petition a 549; order 
passed 574 
Tufts wharf (ward 4) — 

Wooden addition to building, report c 561, 578; order ruled 
out c 598 
Tully, Mary — 

20 Dove St., edgestone abatement, petition a 209 

Dove St., sidewalk abatement, petition a 229 
Turnbull, Thomas E.— 

Rockvicw St., near Enfield st. (ward 23), stable, petition a 
568 ; permit 592 
Turner, Alfred T.— 

Chosen clerk of finance committee a 33 

Nominated cit}' treasurer c 288, a 293, o 301, a 310; elected a 
311, c 322 

Chosen treasurer of sinking funds a 557 

Livestigation of charges — see Treasury department 
Turner, C. E.— 

Appointed ofiicer to make complaint in cases of violation of 
ordinances a 100, 677 

Appointed truant otficer a 100 

Appointed constable a 100, 689, 630 
Turner, G. W. & Ross- 
Permits to test fire-arms a 721, 889 
Ttirner, John — 

525 Dorchester av., sidewalk, petition a 652 

Medford st. (ward 4), stable, petition a 881; permit 916 
Turner, Mary J.— 

Bowdoin St., personal injuries, petition a 132, leave to with- 
draw a 210, c 217 ; reconsideration o 243 ; report c 329, 
a 335 
Turner, T. Larktn — 

Charlestowu tunnel, memorial referred a 568; report a 774; 
communication a 856, 894 
Tuttle, Adelaide S.— 

246 Newbury St., edgestone assessment a 83 
Tuttle, Alvin J.— 

Sprinkling city streets, petition a 159; report 180 
Tuttle, H. H.— 

435 Washington St., electric lights, permit a 837 
Tuttle, Samuel L.— 

Appointed measurer of wood and bark a 115 
Tuxbury, George W., executor, trustee, mortgagee — 

East Chester park, extension to Five Corners in Dorchester, 
$2357.20 damages a 71 
Twiss, Isaac — 

Tremont St., corner Indiana place, damages, petition a 12, 
c 16 ; leave to withdraw a 83, c 86 
Tyler street — 

Grade established, near Curve st. a 376, 519 
Tyler, William G. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Tyner, William — 

848 East Fifth st., sidewalk, petition a 247; order passed 
276 

Ufford, S. N. et al.— 

Corner Thetford av. and Evans st. (ward 24) , sewer, petition 
a 608 
Ulmer street — 

Heath place, change of name a 764 
Undertakers — 

William A. Nilea a 89 
CorneUus F. Doherty a 132 
Nicholas M. Williams a 568 
Underwood, Melvin A. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Unfinished business — 

Standing committees directed to resume c 5, a 14, 15 
Referred to next city government : 
Ice-breaking fire-boat a 811, c 817 
Extension of Chapman place a 890 
Salaries, ordinance to amend a 893, c 896 
Brighton park a 893, c 896 

Site for new XJublic library building a 889, c 895 
Ordinance in relation to finance (sinking fund commis- 
sioners) c 899, a 912 
Investigation of police commissioners c 899, a 912 
Curve-st. widening c 908, a 912 
Greenhouses, order to hire c 90S, a 912 
Registration of births c 909, a 912 
Extension of Stauiford st. c 910, a 912 
Unfinished business in hands of joint standing com- 
mittees c 911 
Supplementary reading in public schools c 911, a 912 
Time of paying laborers a 861, c 911 
Report on commissions a 858, o 911 
Proposed sewerage commission a 860, c 911 
Referred to next Board of Aldermen : 

Underground electric wires, fire commissioners to report 

a 842 
Method of counting ballots a 894 
Petition of N. E. Weston Electric Light Co. a 887 
Unfinished business in hands of committees of board of 
aldermen a 915 



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Referred to committees : 

Dillawiiy school district, new grammar scliool-house, 

a 887, c 835 
AmuMcnient licenses, ordinance c 896 
Extra high-service water supply c 890 
Acceptance of chapter 179 acts 1881 c S'JS 
Quincy-st, and Howard av. scliool sites a 913 
Order to cleanse water storage basins c 909 
Widening and axtension of Albany st. c 910 
Steam fire-engine in ward 4 c 910 
Liquor licenses, order to petition c 911 
Union Athletic Club — 

Game of I^acrosse, fourth July; vote of thanks a 456, c 460 
Union av. (Jamaica Plain) — 

Edgestones : abatement a 115 ; order passed 142 

No. 13, abatement, petition a 474 
Grade damages : petition a 247 ; order passed 837 
Union Carpet Lining Co.— 

84-86 ].,enox st., steam-engine, petition and order notice a 89; 
hearing 132 ; permit 160 
Union Freiglit Kaih'oad Co. — 

First and Granite sts., traclis, petitions a 68; report and order 
notice 617; hearing 65:i; remonstrance and petitions in aid 
803 
Cliarter st. to Prince St., extension of traclvs, and Causeway 
St., between Prince and Haverhill sts , relocation of track, 
petition a 209 ; report and order notice 314 ; liearing 369 ; 
order passed 558 
Union Institution for Savings — 

532 Dorchester av., sidewallc, iietition a 468; order passed 
485 
Union park — 

Hospital : at No. 28, remonstrance a 68 ; prohibited 210 
Union Railway Co. — 

Wasliington St., corner Shepard st. (ward 25), wooden build- 
ing, and wooden addition, petition a 649; report c 561, 
578 ; order ruled out c 598 
Union square (ward 25) — 

Edgestone, sidewallt, petition a 390; order passed 426 
Union street (ward 5)— 

Sewer: between Rutherford av. and Washington St., report 
and order notice a 170; hearing 178; order passed 197; 
report of cost referred 855 
Transparency : corner Main St., petition a 733; poi-mit 789 
Union street (ward 25) — 

Lamps : petition a 209 ; report 890 
Stable : corner Winshlp St., permit a 700 
Upham's Corner — 

M. R.R. cars: to Geneva ave. and Temple place, petition 
a 836 
Upham, J. H. & Co.— 

Dudley st. and Stougliton st., between old Koxbury line and 
Pleasant st., sprinkling, petition a 229; order passed 254 
Upton court — 

W"ooden building: petition a 115; permit 255, c 257 
Upton street (ward 25) — 

Wooden buUding: addition, near Western av., petition a 763 
Utica street — 

Sidewalks: alteration, petition a 404; order passed 485 
Between Kneeland and Harvard sts., petition a 709 
No. 72-82, removal, petition a 803 
Paving: between Harvard and Kneeland sts., petitions a 468, 
709 

Van Nostrand, William T. et al. — 

Maiden bridge : sprinkling, petition a 289 
Steam fire-engine in ward 4, petition a 667; report, referred 
cOlO 
Vauglian, Benjamin — 

Enfield st., sewer abatement a 412 
Vealo, Bridget — 

Tremont and Pai'k sts., personal injuries, leave to withdraw 
a 83, c 86 
Vernon street — 

Right of way over Stony brook, petition a 178 ; report, order 
passed a 376, a 380 
Victoria street (ward 24) — 

Stable : No. 1, petition a 803; permit 8-38 
Viles, AldenE., councilman (ward 8) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed: committee on overseers of poor 27; salaries 27; 
water 27 
Viles, Clinton, alderman — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed: joint committee on rules and orders 2, .S3; rules 
and orders of board of aldermen 2; streets (joint) 12; 
streets (of board of aldermen) 12 ; markets 12 ; sewers 
12 ; city registrar's department 12 ; East Boston ferries 12 ; 
fuel 12; health 12; (resignation 31, 215;) police 12; sur- 
vey and inspection of buildings 12; water 12; Stony 
brook 12, 30 ; Franklin fund 15 ; auditor's estimates 117 ; 
boundary line 255; fourth July 274; commissions 293; 
■ removal of police commissioners 335 ; ballot-boxes 353 ; 
bonds city officers 428 ; salary conference 611 ; election 
returns 843 
Elected : director for public institutions a .33, c 44 



Remarks : 

Ice in South -bay channel 21 

Coasting on common 30, 38 

Committee on health ;il 

Treatment of poor 32 

Care of sidewalks in front of public buUdiugs and 
grounds 32 

Recount of votes at municipal election 42, 438 

Contested election of aldermen 51, 165 

Mode of filling v.acancies in board of alderman 53 

Act relating to by-laws and ordinances 55, 73 

Petition of John Reardon 68, 119 

Measurers of grain 68 

Commercial-st. extension 85 

Marcella-st. Home 100, 357 

Homoepathic hospital 102, 116 

Lamps, visit of committee to other cities 102 

Pauper expenses 140 

Charlestown almshouse 141, 357, 428 

Steamer Parisian 260 

Gorliss pumping-engine controversy 215, 296 

Committee on health, resignation 215 

Resignation of directors of public institutions 230 

Children's hospital 231 

Appointment of prison matron 231 

Ordinance relating to Mayor's clerk 236 

Salaries of city officers 251, 430, 763, 893 

Fourth of July 274, 293 

South street 335 

Seventeenth of June celebration 340 

Broadway extension 341 

Stable on South st. 359 

Stable on Curve st. 378 

Old state house 391, 454, 470 

Stable on K st. 393 

Paying employes outside of city hall 428, 452 

Ballots boxes 434, 486 

Pay of ferry employes 450, 838 

Extension of Harrison avenue 456 

Auditor's bond 471 

Nuisance near Federal-st. bridge 483 

Liverijool-st. tracks 484 

Police protection of common, etc. 488 

Public parks 489, 710, 765 

Helmets for policemen 517 

Impurity of water supply 550 

Telephone locations 575 

Pay for fowls killed by dogs 591 

Vacancies on police force 591 

City buildings on Back bay district 630 

Constables' bonds 644 

Steady work and full time for laborers 653 

Confirmation of constable 662 

Additional appropriation for sewers 669 

Portland and South street wldenings 678 

City solicitor 679 

Extension of D street 696 

Dillaway school 745 

Extension of Columbus avenue 764 

Bast Boston ferry tolls 776 

Additional water supply, $55,000 balance 781 

Warrants for municipal election 782 

Evening high school 785 

Paying city employes at Christmas 804 

Ventilation of alderraanic chamber 806 

Obstruction of Waaler st. by wagons 808 

Muddy -river improvement 809 

Building permits 697 

Election returns 864, 892 

Brighton park 893 
Vinal & Dodge— 

287 and 289 Beacon st., sidewalk, petition a 836; order passed 

864 
Vinal, Warren D. et al. — 

Redesdale St., Brighton av., and Chester st. (ward 25) , 

sewer, petition a 568 
Vinegar — 

Inspector appointed a 115 

Annual report of inspector a 196 ; referred to committee on 

health c 245, a 254 ; report c .349, a 352 
Salary of Inspector — see Salaries 
Placing inspection in charge of board of health, order lo 

petition, assigned c 762 ; order passed c 848, a 855 
Vinton street (ward 15) — 

Stable : No. 4, leave to withdraw a 721 
Virginia avenue (ward 20) — 

Sewer : xsetition a 100 ; report and order notice 170 ; hearing 

178 ; order passed 197 ; report of cost referred 855 
Virginia street— 

Grading etc. : petition a 652 
Plank walk : petition a 652 
Vogel, Leopold — 

Boylston st., sidewalks, order passed a 456 
Voisln, John B. — 

2 Weston st., edgestone, sidewalk, petition a 209; order 

passed 2.34 



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INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Vose, Robert, jv. — 

Nominated and elected trustee Mt. Hope cemetery a 210, o 217 
Voters — 

Registrars of — see Elections 

Petition for general meeting of, laid on table a 103 ; referred 

a 143; notice from supreme court referred to city solicitor 

a 311 
Petition of Welby ei al. for general meeting a 468; report, 

laid on table a 586; considered, minority report, laid on 

table a 613 

Wabon street — 

Grading, edgestoncs, sidewalks, petition a 404 ; order passed 
426 
Wabon street (Roxbury) — 

Sewer: report and order notice a 197; hearing 209; order 
passed 21ij ; report of cost referred 837 
Wade, Richard — 

Ashland St., near Florence st. (ward 23), stable, petition 
a 229 ; pei-mit 255 
Wadsworth, Briggs — 

Faneuil Hall market, transfer stall No. 89, a 586 
Wagner, Charles F. — 

3 Lamson st., edgestones abatement, petition a 229 
Wakefield, N. S. et al.— 

Washington st. at Beethoven st., crosswalk, petition a 369; 
report 394 
Wakefield, Nelson S., eoimeilman (ward 23) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed : committee on Mt. Hope and Cedar Grove 
cemeteries 27 ; overseers of poor 27 ; old state house 436 ; 
joint rules and orders 748 
Remarks : 

Appropriation bill 189 
Salaries of city officers 530, 756 
Walcott, Elbridge — 

Appointed measurer of wood and bark a 115 
Walden st. (ward 22) — 

Wooden building: movement, petition a 483 ; permit 519 
Sewer : petition a 483 ; report and order for hearing a 586 ; 
hearing 5s9 ; order passed 669 ; report of cost referred 855 
Waldron, D. W.— 

642 Harrison av., gas light, petition a 667; permit 680 
Wales street — 

Plank walk : between Abbott and Harvard streets, jjetition 
a 677 
Wales, Thomas S. — 

Linden st. (ward 25), edgestones, sidewalks, petition a 568 
Wales, Thomas S. et al. — 

Cambridge st. (Brighton), macadamizing, petition a 51 
Walker, D. M. et al.— 

Lawrence St., between Berkeley and Clarendon sts., petition 
to put in order a 593 
Walker, Henry — 

Police commissioner, order for removal referred c 385 
Walker, James M. — 

Appointed fleld-driver and pound-keeper a 255, c 257 
Walker street (ward 23) — 

Wooden building: movement from rear of Elm st., near 
Roanoke St., petition a 178; permit 197 
Wall, James — 

Movement of wooden building from 53 Monument av. to 
Madison av., corner Ferrin St., petition a 309; permit 342 
Wall, James H. & G. Edward Smith- 
Essex St. widening, $1157 damages, order passed a 591 
Wall street — 

Petition to put in order a 549 
Wallace, William^ 

Perkins st., rear, near Priuce st. (ward 23), wooden building, 
erection, petition a 623 
Wallace, William H.— 

Dell av., lamps, petition a 690; report 890 
Wallis, Elbridge G.— 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Walnut avenue (ward 21) — 

Stable : next to 195, petition a 20; permit 70 

No. 80, petition a 580; permit 658 
Sewer : 197, 201, petition a 132 

Between Elmore and Dale sts., petition a 159; remon- 
strance 178, 209; report and order notice 356; hearing 
369 ; order passed 488 ; report of cost referred 855 
Tracks : Metropolitan R.R. Co., petition a 209; remonstrance 
309; report and order notice 314; hearing 369; order 
passed 888 
Highland Street R.R. Co., petition a 289; remonstrance 
309; report and order notice 314; hearing 369; order 
passed 888 
Sprinkling : between Egleston sq. and Warren st., petition 

a 209 ; order passed 234 
Sidewalks: No. 209, petition a 468; order passed 485 
Lamps : report a 800 
Walnut place (ward 23) — see Cheshire st. 
Walnut street (ward 4) — 

Stable : corner Bunker Hill st., leave to withdraw a 721 
Walnut street (ward 25) — 

Stable : corner Glen road, petition a 639; permit 658 



Walsh, Ellen — 

East Fifth St., near K st., personal injuries, petition a 132; 
leave to withdraw a 313, c 322 
Walsh, Matthew, councilman (ward 3) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed : committee on public parks 27 ; new bi'idge to 
Charlestown 27 ; fourth of July 259 
Walsh, Morris J. — 

-Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Walsh, M. R. etal.— 

Townsend place, lamp, petition a 549 ; report 890 
Walsh, Richard M.— 

Appointed constable a 652 

Appointed officer to make complaint in cases of violation of 
ordinances a 677 
Walthara street — 

Underground telegraph and telephone wires : permit a 888, 
913 
Walton & Libby— 

41-43 Chelsea st , stable, petition a 855 ; permit 887 
Walworth Manufacturing Co. — 

First St., between O and P sts., sewer, petition a 483; report 
and order for hearing 518 ; hearing 549; order passed 557 
First St., petition to put in order a 483 

O St., near East First st , stable, petition a 680; permit 591 
Corner First and O sts., steam-engine; petition and order 

notice a 580 ; hearing 008 ; permit 631 
O St., near East First st. (ward 14) , wooden building, erection, 
petition a 623 
Ward street — 

Stable : i^etition a 115 ; permit 170 

Near Parker St., petition a ,09; permit 340 
Wards — 

Ward 13, ward-room located a 518, c 521 

Ward 1, new ward-room, order referred c 910 

Ward 13, accommodations for ward meetings, order referred 

c65l 
Ward 10, precinct 4, better polling-place, petition a 733 
Ware, Frank T.— 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
W.are, Leonard, jr. et al. — 

Milmont St., petition that name be changed a 132 
Washington St., tracks of Highland Street R.R. Co., exten- 
sion to Ashland st. (ward 23), petition a 589 
Ware, Leonard, Jr., trustee — 

1025-1029 Washington st. and 11-13 Lucas place, grade dam- 
ages, petition a 855 ; leave to withdraw 887 
Ware, Mary S. — 

4 Ferdinand st., lying-in hospital, petition a 449; license 
granted 490 
Warren-avenue Baptist church, trustees of — 

Warren av., change of name, protest referred a 22 
Warren avenue (Charlestown) — 

Elevation Fitchburg railroad, special committee a 254; report, 
order passed a 288; report in print authorized a 363 ; re- 
port a 373 
Wooden building: movement from No. 15, petition a 334; re- 
port referred 357 
Warren avenue (ward 17)^ 

Change of name, remonstrance referred a 12, c 18, a 22 
Sidewalk : corner Dartmouth St., petition a 593; order jjassed 
631 
Warren Chemical and Manufacturing Co. — 

East First St., near FI st., wooden building, permit a 255, c 257 
Warren, Gardner, legal representatives of — 

Alleged infringement of patent method of laying pavements, 
order to pay a 295 
Warren, George — 

Nominated and elected second assistant assessor c 144, 172, 
a 179 
Warren, George W. — 

Elected first assistant assessor c 111, a 116, c 126 
WaiTen, G. Washington — 

Oration fourth July, vote of thanks, request of copy for 
press a 456, c 460 
Warren street (Charlestown) — 

Paving : between Winthrop st. and Thompson sq., order 
passed a 254 
Warren street (ward 21) — 

Between Quincy st. and Blue Hill av., telegraph poles, line to 

Austin farm a 93, 142 
Sidewalks : petition a 589, order passed 617 
From Dunreath place to Coiieland St., petition a 652; order 

passed 701 
Crosswalks : from Palladio hall to Hotel Dartmouth, petition a 
652 
At Buena Vista av. , petition a 709 
Stable : No. 576, petition a 709 ; permit 774 
Sprinkling : petition a 193 ; order passed 212 
Sewer: between Cliftbrd and Woodbine sts., petition a 334; 
report and order notice 3-H ; hearing 352 ; order passed 
376 ; report of cost referred 855 
Crosswalk; at May wood st , petition a 483; report 721 
Tree : No. 567, removal, petition a 549 

Edgestoues, sidewalks : No. 445, petition a 568 ; order passed 
590 



INDEX TO PKOCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



LXXVII 



"Warshaucr, E. et al. — 

Cr«c'k sq., petition that it be lighted a 132 ; report 890 
Wasgatt, Eiios— 

Order to revoke pension, assigned c 349, 366, 381 ; indefinitely 
postponed 386 
Washburn, Jolin M. et al. — 

Chester park, sprinkling, petition a 2S9 
Washington avenue — 

Refunding taxes : petition a 404; leave to withdraw a 745, 
o748 
Washington's birthday — see Boston celebrations 
Washington street (Haymarket sq. to Dedliain line) — 
Telegraph pole : corner Williams st. (Roxbury) a 12 
Steam-engines, etc., at No. uaO, petition and order notice a 14; 
hearing 52 ; permit 70 
At 2070, petition and oi-der notice a 83; hearing 115; per- 
mit 139 
At 1281, petition and order notice a 179 ; hearing 229 ; per- 
mit 254 
At 786, petition a 19.'i ; permit 210 

Petition and order for hearing a 230 ; hearing a 289 ; 

permit 313 
Petition a 247 ; permit 277 
Claims : personal injuries a 82, 100, 1.39, c 144, a 197, e 198, 
a 209, 356, c'364 
Damages a 100, 197, c 198 
Sprinkling : petition a 178; order passed 276 

From Clift' to Cedar st. , petition a 247 ; order passed 276 
Sewer : report of cost referred a 14 
Projecting sign : at No. 535, petition a 51 
Sidewalks : from Dale st. to Egleston sq., petitions a 247 ; or- 
der passed 376 
From Lake to Oakland St., petition a 334 
No. 2463, abatement, petition a 468 
Druggist's mortars ; Nos. 1553-57, petition a 309; permit 341 
Corner Hanover st., petition a 352; perratt 376 
Change from No. 443 to 495, petition a 580 
Crosswalks : at Beethoven st., petition a 369 ; report 394 
At Chaunoy place, petition a 468 ; reijort 617 
At Floral place, petition a 667 
Petition a 733 
Paving: between Atherton and Beethoven sts., order passed 

a 426 
Flag : corner Elm st., petition a 449; leave to withdraw 591 
Stables : near Lagrange st., petition a 468 ; permit 487 
Electric lights : Nos. 236 and 238, permit 489 

At Bovlston Museum, petition a 589 ; permit 616 

No. 450-472, permit a 616; petition 639; permit 659 

Nos. 261-263, petition a 623; permit 645 

No. .395, permit a 721 

No. 407, permit a 775 

Lighting streets; petitions a 803, 836; report, order passed 

862 
No. 616-622, permit a 837 
No. 747, permit a 837 
No. 435, permit a 837 
Corner Bedford st., permit a 862 
Corner Eliot st., permit a 862 
No. 329, permit a 862 
No. 357, permit a 862 
No. 2241, loss of horse in catch-basin, petition a 490 
Sewers : between Union and Greenwood av., petition a 549 ; 
report and order notice 645 ; hearing 652 ; order passed 
669 ; report of cost referred 855 
Use of Met. R.R. tracks by South Boston R.R. Co., petition 

a 549 
Police protection : report referred a 573 
Tree : No. 2828, removal, petition a 623; report 659 
Platform and shed for stone-crusher and engine ; order passed 

a 631 
Underground telegraph and telephone wires : permit from 

Haymarket sq. to Dudley st., a 888, 913 
Retaining-wall : No. 2619, petition to rebuild a 807 
Tracks of H. R.R. Co. : extension to Ashland st. (ward 

23) , petition a 589 
Grade damages : No. 1025-1029, petition a 855 ; leave to 
withdraw 887 
Washington st. (continuation of Warren st. to Milton lino) — 
Telephone poles : petition a 178 ; order laid over 395 ; order 
passed 405 
Washington st. (from Commercial st. to the water, ward 24) — 
Grade damages : petitions a 422 

Plank walk : between Blue Hill av. and Mt. Bowdoin station, 
petition a 709 ; order passed 746 
Washington St. (from Brookline line to Newton line, ward 25) — 
Stables : private way, rear Washington st, petition a 289 ; 
permit 314 
Between Lexington st, and Madison av., petition a 652; 
permit 668 
Edgestones : corner AUston St., petition a 334; order passed 

357 
Wooden buildings : corner Shepard St., petition a 549; report 
c 561, 578 ; order ruled out c 598 
Movement near Shepard St., petition a 549; permit 574 
Movement to unnamed place off Market St., petition a 
667 ; permit 701 



Water- 
Joint standing comraittoo i .£2, c 27 

Mystic-valley sewer, r.^ossiige from mayor, special committee 
appointed r. 23, c 2j , authorized to employ legal and 
expert assistance c 49, a 52; requested to report on 
expediency of continuing Mystic supply a 84, c86; 
message from mayor, referred a 337 ; call for report 
c 351 ; report, order passed c 562, a 571 
Petition of Plumer Patent Fertilizer Co. for leave to at- 
tempt abatement of nuisance a 369 
Communication from water board, referred a 784 
Impurity in v\'ater supply, report from water board requested 
c 29, a 32 ; report c 78 ; order passed c 510 ; indefi- 
nitely postponed a 516; request for conference c 536; 
committee requested to investigate a 551; assigned 
c 559; concurred c 683; report a 768, 894 
Order to petition passed a 738, c 748 ; Indefinitely post- 
poned c 799 
Order to cleanse basins passed 738, c 748 ; laid on table 

c 799 ; referred c 909 
Order for full supply passed a 738, c 748; laid on table 
c 799 ; indefinitely postponed c 909 
Pipes and castings, request for authority to contract referred 

a 33, c 43; report, contract authorized a 90, c 95 
Rates for manufacturing and mechanical establishments, 

order referred a 38, c 43 
Waste of water, order to petition c 59, a 52 
Supply from Shawshine river — see Legislative matters 
Topic in mayor's address referred c 80, a 82 
William F. Davis nominated and elected water registrar a 70, 

c74 
Beacon Hill reservoir, order passed to draw off water and 
disconnect pipes c 113, a 117 
Sale of structure — see Buildings 

Request of water board for compensation for land and 
structure referred a 774 
Leonard R. Cutter appointed member of water board a 209, 

c 217, 243, 270 
Jamaica Pond Aqueduct Co., purchase, report c 267, a 273 
Water meters, committee authorized to make experiments 

c 269, a 273 
Proposed abolition of all commissions — see Commissions 
Iron pipe from well of George Simmons to corner Highland 

and Cedar sts., petition a 229 
Corner Nonantum and Market sts. (Brighton), watering 

trough, petition a 229; order passed a 340, c 343 
Additional storage basin, communicated from water board, 
referred a 313, c 322; report referred a 358; assigned 
c 364, 399; referred c467; report, orders passed a 470, 
483 ; assigned c 505 ; amended and passed c 540 ; concur- 
rence a 556 
Petition of H. D. Cogswell, for leave to present public drink- 
ing fountains to city a 422 
Lake Winnipiseogee, order to investigate passed c 509, a 515 ; 
report assigned c 645 ; considered c 566 ; accepted 
c 636, a 643 
Order for special committee, laid on table c 605; indefi- 
nitely postponed c 636 
Proposed trip, order offered c 537; assigned c 538 
Supply for Deer Island — see Institutions 
Merrimac river,order referred c 548 ; report, order rejected c 800 
Annual report c 559 

Mystic puraping-station, right of way for coal track, order 
referred c 637 ; report, orders passed c 651 ; bond to 
city of Somerville, order passed a 774; referred c 792, 
799 ; report, order passed c 834 
Protection of sources of water supply, order of inquiry referred 
c 638, a 653 ; report, a 695 ; order to petition, referred a 784 
Strip of land in Ashland, release, order passed a 668, c 671 
Extra liigh-sei-vice system : communication from water board 
refet-red a 720; report, referred a 784; report, orders 
passed a 806; assigned c 833; remonstrances referred c 
833, a 837, c 848 ; referred to next city government c 870 ; 
non-concurrence and adlierence a 881; referred to com- 
mittee on water c 896 
$55,000 unexpended balance, water board authorized to expend 

c 749, a 764, 779 
Conduit across or around farm pond, order passed c 760, a 

764; report, referred c 908 
Cleansing Sudbury -river basins, order offered c 760 ; laid on 

table c 799 ; indefinitely postijoned c 909 
Pegan brook, order to petition, referred a 790 
Chap. 129, acts 1881, acceptance a 720, 784, 806, c 833, 870, a 
881 ; referred c 896 
Water street — 

Wooden building; permit to move a 24 

Lease of premises Nos. 3 and 5, petition a 68; lease author- 
ized c 131, a 132 
Sewer : extension, petition a 159 
Paving : from Congress to Kilby st., petition a 309 
Wagons : removal between Washington and Devonshire sts., 

petition a 639 ; report, order passed a 808 
Telegraph poles ; petition a 803 
Water street (Charlestown) — 

Steam-engine ' No. 63, petition and order notice a 623; hear- 
ing 667 ; permit 681 



LXXVIII 



INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Drive-way : substitution for edgestones and sidewalk, order 
passed ;i 789 
Watei-raan, A. — 

425 Medfoi'd st. (Charlc■sto^vn), steam-boiler, petition a 639; 
permit 668 
Waters, Patrick — 

Appointed public weiglier ;< j93 
Watkins, George F. — 

Appointed public weigher a 115 
Watson, James M. — 

Pearl st., near Dorchester av. (ward 24), stable, petition 
a 549 ; permit 572 
Watts, Cathariue— 

Commercial St., sewer abatement a 170 
Waverlcy street (ward 21)— 

Lamp : petition a 709 ; report 890 
Way, John M. et al. — 

Merrill St., grading, petition a 667 
Way street — 

Revised grade : between Harrison av. and Albany st. a 376, 519 
Webster, Daniel- 
Centennial anniversary of birth, message of mayor referred 
a 804, c 817 
Webster, Edwin R. et id. — 

Saratoga St., sprinkling, petition a 422; order passed 456 
Webster Garden (ward 24) — 

Entertainments : F. P. Stone, petition a 289 ; license .340 
Webster street — 

Coasting : petition a 89 
Claims : damages to estate, petition a 803 
Webster street (ward 2) — 

Stable; near Lewis st., petition a 32; permit 56 
Platform: Boston Sugar Refinery Co., petition a 352; per- 
mit 456 
Wooden building : corner Bremen St., petition c 477; report 

e 561, 578 ; order ruled out c 598 
Paving: between Lewis and Orleans sts., petition a 334; or- 
der passed 646 
Webster street (ward 4) — 

Wooden building: movement to Monument st. and Bunker 
Hill St. (ward 3), petition a 159; permit 180 
Webster, William W.— 

Haymarket sq., corner Cross St., personal injuries, petition 
a 51, c 58 ; leave to withdraw a 89, c 95 
Weighers, public — 

Appointments a 68, 100, 115, 132, 193, 247, 273, 309, 352, 401, 
422, 449, 568, 589, 624, 783, 881 
Weights and measures — 

Annual report of sealer e 45 
Deputy sealers appointed a 89 
Pay allowed deceased officer a 94, c 95 
Sealers appointed a 115 
Assistant sealers apj)ointed a 115 
Examination of weights, etc., petition a 132 
Weilhurt, J. M. et al.— 

Spring lane, lamps, report a 890 
Welby, L. D. — 

Kneeland st., use of S. B. R.R. tracks by Middlesex R.R. Co 
a 855 
Welby, Lawrence D. ft al. — 

Street railway, reduction of fares, petition a 580, 589; request 
for reports 783 ; report 887 
Welch, Thomas et al. — 

Madison st. (ward 24), lamps, petition a 677; report 890 
Welch, William J., councilman (ward 7) — 
Oaths of office 1 
Appointed: committee on elections 7; assessors' department 

27 ; city registrar's department 27 ; police 27 
Elected committee on finance 10 
Remarks : 

Pension to officer Wasgatt 386 
Site for city building on Back bay 799 
Weld, A. B. et al.— 

Hathaway st. (ward 23) , lamps, petition a 209 ; report 890 
Weld, A. D. jr.— 

Forest Hills St., near Glen road (ward 23), stable, petition a 
229; permit 255 
Weld, Samuel W., heirs of— 

Devon St., sewer abatement a 473 
Welles avenue — 

Grading : petition a 352 
Wellington, F. H.— 

Shurtleff court, near Rutherford av. (ward 4), wooden build- 
ing, petition a 68 ; permit a 84, c 86 
Wooden building, erection, petition a 89 ; permit a 101, 
cl07 
Rutherford av., opposite Lincoln st. (ward 5), stable, peti- 
tion a 68 ; permit 83 
Wellington, Frederick A. — 

Appointed public weigher a 115 
Wellington, Henry W. et al. — 

Allandale St., near Centre St., lamp, petition a 690; leave to 
withdraw 916 
Wells, George H. — 

Coleman st. (ward 24) , petition to put in order a 593 
Coleman and Bellevue sts., sidewalks, petition a 677 



Wentworth, H.— 

161-153 Milk St., steam-engine, petition and order notice a 254 ; 
hearing 309 ; permit 342 
Wentwortli, Jason — 

Gaiety theatre, license gi'anted a 573 
West Uroadway — 

Tracks : petition of South Boston R.R. Co. a 549 

At Third st., petition a 763; order notice 807; hearing 
881 
West Canton street — 

Claims : personal injuries c 112, a 117 
West Chester park — 

Sprinkling: from Beacon St. to B. & A. R.R. bridge, order 
passed a 212 
Petition a 289 
Sidewalk : No. 159, order passed a 295 
Bridge ; repairs a 558 
Edgestones, gutters : order passed a 574 
Edgestones : near AVestland St., petition a 803; order passed 

837 
Wooden building: addition, nearBoylston St., petition a 608; 

leave to withdraw c 637, a 643 
Coaches : through Swett st. to City Point, petition a 733 
West Cottage street — 

Grading, macadamizing: near Blue Hill av., order passed 

376 
Cutting off and grading corner Blue Hill av., petition a 404 
Edgestones, corner Blue Hill av., petition a 468 
West Eighth street- 
Sidewalks : No. 94, petition a 549 ; order passed 574 
Petition a 667 
West Fifth street- 
Sidewalks : No. 68-70, petition a 709 

Grade damages : No. 8u, order passed a 775 ; order rescinded 
887 
No. 77, order passed a 775 
No. 97, petitions a 836 ; orders passsed 887 
West Newton street- 
Stable : petition a 247 ; leave to withdraw 700 
Claims : personal injuries a 289, 518, c 521 
Brick and iilank walks : petition a 549 
Bridge : repairs a 558 

Sidewalk : near Huntington av., petition a 589 
Temporary location : petition of Highland R.R. Co. a 608 
Electric light posts : petition a 608 ; permit 631 ; petition 639 ; 

permit 659 
Grading, edgestones : petition a 639; order passed 746 
Undergrotmd telegraph and telephone wires: permit a 888, 
913 
West Rutland square— 

Edgestones : No. 74, petition a 511 ; order passed 558 
Nos. 80 and 82, petition a 803; order passed 837 
Foot-bridge : over B. & P. R.R., petition a 639 
West Seventh street — 

Sidewalks : order passed a 807 
West Springfield street — 

Telephone posts : petition a 334; remonstrance refeiTed a 395 
West street — 

Lettered sign : No. 21, petition a 369 

Underground telegraph and telephone wires: permit a 888, 
913 
West Third street- 
Sidewalks : No. 2.36, order passed a 276 

No. 206, petition a S69; order passed 395 
No. 208, petition a 404; order passed 426 
No. 96, petition a 589 
No. 357, petition, order passed a 709 
No. 409-415, petition a 763 
Western avenue (Brighton) — 

Paving: between North Harvard and Market sts., petition 

a 51 
Stables : near Everett St., petition a 608 ; permit 629 

Near North Harvard St., petition a (323; permit 645 
Crosswalks : at Waverley St., petition a 090 ; report 775 
Westland street — 

Edgestones : petition a 803 ; order passed 837 
Westminster street — 

Sewer: between Windsor and Hammond sts., petition a 404; 
report and order for hearing 455 ; hearing 468 ; order 
passed 488 ; report of cost referred 837 
Crossing : at Hammond St., petition a 709 
Weston, Nathan et al. — 

King St. (ward 24) , trees and tree-boxes, petition a 178 
Weston street — 

Edgestone, sidewalk : No. 2, petition a 209 ; order passed 234 
Westville street — 

Gnadina, paving, from Bowdoiu to Draper St., order passed 

a 314 
Laying out : damages a 455 
Wetmore, Charles H. et al. 

Charles St. ("ward 24), sewer, petition a 5'J3 
Wharfl', Clarence C— 

Expenses incurred in discharge of duty as police officer, peti 
tion a 490 
Wharton, William F., councilman (ward 11) — 
Oaths of office 1 



INDEX TO rROCEEDIls'GS OF CITV COUKCII.. 



LXXJX 



Appointed : coraniittce on elections 7 ; ordinances 11 ; judi- 
ciary 11 ; public iustnietion 27 ; I'ourlh of July 259; Web- 
ster centennial 817 
Elected : committee on ftnanco 10 
Remarks : 

Coasting on common 47 

Ward l5 contested election case 48, 62 

Election laws 49 

Dates of municipal elections 50 

Elevated railroads and rapid transit 77 

Joint orders, ordinances and licenses 123 

Proposal of John Keardon ViS), 180 

Appropriation bill 148, 190 

Mareella-st. Home 174, 268 

Ordinance relating to city messenger 176 

Homoeopathic hospital 2U5, 226 

Point Shirley railroad 218 

Ward 13 contested election case 220 

Legislation in cases of doubtful elections 225 

Prince school-house yard 238, 260, 287 

Grand junction wharves 241 

Confirmation of water commissioner 244, 270 

Inspector of vinegar 246 

Regulation and inspection of buildings 259 

Pay of laborers, etc. 265, 285 

Committees and pay of laborers 269 

Eire department repair-shop 270 

Directors for public institutions 279 

Holiday on Decoration day 306 

Removal of fences from public squares 326 

Sale of estate 37 Boylston st. 328 

Public library examination 368 

Old state house 383 

Restrictions on public lands sold 385 

Resignation of councilman Hagar 401 

Salaries of city oificers 437, 521, 706, 752 

Building limits 446, 908 

Public parks 461 

Requesting return of order relating to parks 479 

Supplementary reading for public schools 508 

Permit for wooden buildings 561, 729 

Corliss pumping-engines 663 

City solicitor 682, 705 

Death of hoseman Tobey 726 

Site for city building on Back bay 799 

Widening Kneeland st. 818 

Motions to reconsider 845 

Columbus-av. extension 846 

Joint convention, mayor's valedictory 849 

Grammar school-house, Kenilworth st. 866 

iluddy -river improvement 871 

Additional appropriation for public buildings 873 

Grammar school-house, Dillaway district 895 

Investigation of police commissioners 907 

Quincy-st. and Howard-av. school sites 908 
Wheatland, G. jr.— 

379 to 389 Marlborough St., edgestones, sidewalks, petition 

a 568 ; order passed 591 
Wheeler, Cliarles, councilman (ward 10) — 
Oaths of oflice 1 

Appointed : committee on elections 7 ; ordinances 11 ; judi- 
ciary 11 ; fuel 27 ; Stony brook 27 ; Arnold arboretum 466 
Elected representative a 747 
Remarks : 

Joint rules and orders 5 

Joint committees 16 

Coasting on common 47 

Members of city government being members of school 
committee 49 

Dates of municipal election 50 

Filling vacancies in the board of aldermen c 50 

Ward 19 contested election case 63 

Invitation to public meeting relating to Irish affairs 75 

Report of powers of city council 98 

Fire-alarm whistle in East Boston 99 

Representation hi the council from ward 22, 108 

Marcella-st. Home 154 

Steamer Parisian 155 

Appealed tax cases 183 

Petition of John Rcai-don 189 

Summer concerts 192, 510 

Homceopathic hospital 205, 226 

Legislation in eases of doubtful elections 225 

Grand Junction Avhai'vcs 240 

Use of council chamber by assessors 244 

Sinking-fund commissioner 258 

Confirmation of water commissioner 271 

Fourth of July 278, 300 

Transfer of Engine 12, etc. 283 

Pay of laborers and mechanics 284, 420 

Commonwealth-av. fences 286, 326 

Still-alarms 303 

Old state house 405, 384, 475 

Beacon-hill reservoir and new court-house 325, 364 

Sundry ordinances 326 

Sale of estate 37 Boylston st. 328 



Investigation of police commissioners 331, 875 
Public library examination 367 
Fuel contract 414, 439 

Salaries of city oflicers 437, 503, 539, 601, 006, 754 
Public parks 462, 828 
Summer vacation 477 

Excursion by members of common council 477 
Woodward defalcation 502 
Storage basin No. 4, 542 
Lake Winnipiseogee 605 
Rules of the council 632, 647 
Evening high school 636 
Corliss pumping-engines 649, 724 
Deatli of hoseman Tobey 689 
Arnold arboretum 792 
Christmas lioliday 817 
Method of resigning elective offices 847 
Transfer of powers to city council 847 
Ordinance in relation to finance 899 
Wheeler, Edward C. 

Melville av., edgestones, petition a 733 
Wheeler, William A. — 

Elected first assistant assessor, c 111, a 116, c 126, a 132, c 144 
Wheelock, P. S., Judge of Municipal Court of Roxbury District — 
Allowance of fees in insane cases, petition a 209; leave to 
withdraw 275 
Wheyland, Michael — 

Appointed field-driver and pound-keeper a 255, c 257 
Whicher, William E.— 

Elected second assistant assessor c 172, a 179, c 182 
Whitcomb, George H. — 

Appointed public weigher a 115 
White, Cyrus — 

Alvcston St., near Seaverns av., sidewalk, petition a 709 
White, Edward A.— 

Appointed fire commissioner a 193, c 198 
White, Edward A., trustee — 

Columbus av., east of Berkeley st., sewer, petition a 193; re- 
port and order notice 210 ; heai'ing 229 ; order passed 294 
White, James — 

Elected representative a 747 
White, Sumner P. — 

Appointed officer to make complaint in cases of violation of 

ordinances a 100, 677 
Appointed truant officer a 100 
Appointed constable a 589, 630 
White street (ward 1) — 

Wooden building : movement to East Eagle st. , petition a 209 ; 

permit 234 
Edgestones, sidewalks: corner Putnam st., petition a 568; 
order passed 591 
White, Thomas — 

Sprinkling streets in ward 24, petition a 32 
Appointed field-driver and pound-keeper a 658, c 663 
Whiteman, Naomi E. — 

Tappan school, personal injuries, petition e 728 
Whiteside, John H. — 

Appointed constable a 589 
Whiting, Albert T.— 

Chosen president of board of directors of public institutions 
a 273 
Whiting, J. O. & Co. et al.— 

Central St., paving, petition a 549 
Whitraore, William H., councilman (ward 12) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed: committee on rules and orders of common 
councils; joint rules and orders, 3, 27; ordinances 11; 
judiciary 11; public buildings 27; old state house 456; 
Arnold arboi-etum 466, 673; charges against city treasurer 
604; eulogy on President Garfield 622; Webster cen- 
tennial 817 
Question of privilege respecting article in " Boston Journal," 

special committee appointed 124; report 245 
Remarks : 

Requesting president to serve on ordinance committee 3 

Committee on improved sewerage 3 

Joint rules and orders 4, 7, 17, 25, 44, 60, 74, 98, 108 

Election of finance committee 8 

Reports of record commissioners 10 

Badges for councilmen 10 

Department reports 1 1 

Care of sidewalks and yards in front of public buildings 

and grounds 16 
Courtesies to distinguished visitors 16 
Rules and orders of common council 17, 632, 647, 665 
Duplication of names of streets 18 
Joint committees 19 
Election in precinct 3, ward 13, 19 
Publication of names of jurors 29, 67 
Recounting of ballots 29 
Coasting on common 46 
Election laws 19 
Mystic-valley sewer 49, 563 
Members of city government being members of school 

committee 49 
First assistant assessors 50 



LXXX 



IKDEX TO PEOCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Dates of municipal elections 50 

Sixth report of record commissioners 58 

Donation of Charlestown church records 58 

Ward 19 contested election case 65 

Invitation to public meeting relating to Irish affairs 75, 

80, 96 
Elevated railroads and rapid transit 77 
Decoration day 86 
Marcella-st. Home 95, 131, 154, 174 
Report on po-wers of city council 98 
Representation in the council from ward 22, 108 
Extension of Harrison av. and D st. Ill, 128 
Petition of John Reardon 113 
Joint orders, ordinances and licenses 122 
A question of privilege 124 

Submitting drafts of ordinances to city solicitor 144 
Appropriation bill 148, 190 
Steamer Parisian 155 
"Woodward defalcation 157 
Dorchester-bay tunnel 175 
Ordinance relating to city messenger 176 
Appealed tax cases 183 
Summer concerts 192, 510 
Contract of William C. Poland & Son 192, 203 
Charlestown almshouse 200 
Homeoeopathic hospital 206, 227 
Safeguards against fire 208 
Ward 13 contested election case 219 
Legislation in cases of doubtful elections 225 
Police ordinance 239, 303 
Grand Junction wharves 239 
Ordinance relating to mayor's clerk 243 
Confirmation of water commissioner 243, 270 
Use of council chamber by assessors 244 
Inspector of vinegar 246, 848 
Books of reference for president's room 246 
Commissioner of sinking funds 257, 279 
Charlestown bridge 259 
Prince school-house yard 260 
Pay of laborers, etc., 264, 266, 284, 633 
Pay of regular reporters 268 
Directors for public institutions 269, 280 
Committees and pay of laborers 269 
Ventilation of aldennen's room 278 
Destruction of sugar baskets 278 
Fourth of July 278, 300 

Ordinance relating to city architect 286, 301, 846 
Adjournment lack of quorum 299 
Proposed abolition of the commissions 301 
City treasurer 302, 322 
Oldstatehouso305, 343, 381, 415, 436, 460, 475, 695, 635, 

799 
Fixing hour of adjournment 306 
Removal offences from public squai'os 307, 323 
Beacon-hill reservoir and new court-house 325, 364 
Sundrj' ordinances 326 
Pi-oposed police building 327 
Sale of estate 37 Boylston st. 328, 350 
Investigation of police commissioners 330, 875, 902 
South-end branch library 333 

Permits for wooden buildings in ward 22, 351, 446 
Public library examina tion 366 
Restrictions on public lands sold 385 
Forest and Oakland gardens for fourth July 385 
Pension to Officer Wasgatt 387 
Proposed widening of Cun-e st. 389 
Superintendent of printing 397 
Music stand on common 397, 403 
Resignation of councilman Hagar 401 
Amendment of rule 46, closing debate 403 
Paying city employes outside of city hall 535 
Permits for building during vacation 435 
Kew public library building 436, 560 
Salaries of city officers 436, 476, 503, 521, 538, 576, 598, 

605, 606, 634, 636, 707, 751 
Public parks 445, 460, 827 

Excursion by members of common council 477 
Requesting return of order relating to parks 478, 504 
Woodward defalcation 503 
Storage-basin No. 4 506, 541 

Supplementary reading for public schools 507, 543, 675 
Police helmets 521 
Water-supply investigation 536 
Building limits 538, 578, 909 
Visit to Lake Winnipiseogee 538 
Change of seats in council chamber 546, 560 
Arnold arboretum 546, 663, 671, 672, 689, 851, 868 
Thanks to president joro tern. 647 
Dover-st. railroad crossing 577 
Deer Island water supjjly 577 
Inspection of provisions 578, 725 
Evening high school 595, 636, 732, 849 
Contingent fund of common council 604 
Charges against city treasurer 604 
Death of President Garfield 621 
Corliss pumping-engines 648, 663, 724 



City solicitor 671 , 682, 704 

Orchard park 727 

Permits for wooden buildings 628 

Cleansing Sudbury -river basins 760 

Arnold arboretum 792 

Site for city building on Back bay 799 

Allowing city emjiloyes time to vote 802 

Christmas holiday 817 

Closing channel of Stony brook 818 

Widening Kneeland sti-eet 818 

Care of plants in winter 826 

Motions to reconsider 844 

Closing offices in city hall 846 

Method of resigning elective offices 847 

Extinguishing lights in streets 847 

Transfer of powers to city council 847 

Joint convention, mayor's valedictory 848 

Fuel 849 

Grammar school-house, Kenilworth st. 866 

City point park 867 

Limitation of municipal expenditures 871 

Additional appropriation for public buildings 873 

Annual dinner 895 

Extra high-service water supply 896 

Ordinance in relation to finance 899 
Whittemore, George — 

Appointed measurer of upper leather a" 549 
Whitney, William S.— 

Nominated and elected second assistant assessor c 172, a 179 
Whitten, Charles Varney, alderman — 
Oaths of office 1 
Elected; committee on accoimts 2; trustee of Mt. Hope 

cemetery a 33, c 44, president a 273 
Appointed: committee on Faneuil Hall, etc. 12; licenses 12; 

steam-engines 12; claims 12; ordinances 12; public build- 
ing 12; public lands 12; public library 12; treasury 

department 12; public parks 12, 30; election in ward 13, 

precinct 3, 15; inspection of prisons, etc. 15; foui'th July 

274 ; salary conference 611 ; election returns 843 
Remarks : 

Joint rules and orders 221 

Coasting on common 30, 36 

HomcEopathic hospital 117 

Petition of John Reardon 12 

Petition of Benjamin F. Anthony 138 

Charlestown almshouse 141 

Steamer Parisian 159 

Contested election case 163 (correction 181) 

Fourth of July 311 

Corliss pumping-engine controversy 320 

South street 334" 

Decoration day 336 

Seventeenth of June celebration 340 

Salaries of city officers 362, 431, 492, 499, 581, 609, 763 

Old state house 390, 406, 422, 453, 500, 585 

Paying employes outside of city hall 428, 452 

Convention on mayor's salary 434 

Ballot-boxes 486 

Impurity of water supply 551, 743 

Restriction of cars on the circuit 571 

Neponset avenue 585 

Charges against city treasurer 611 

General meeting of citizens 613 

PubUc parks 640, 710 

Constables' bonds 644 

Steady work and full time for laborers 654 

Portland and South st. widenings 678 

City solicitor 679, 695 

Additional water supply, $55,000 balance 781 

Public library 783 

Evening high school 785 

Paying city employes at Christmas 803 

Ventilation of aldermanic chamber 805 

Muddy-river improvement 809 

Election returns 863 

Brighton park 893 

Quincy-st. and Howard av. school sites 908 
Whitten, Isaiah — 

Nominated and elected second assistant assessor, c 144, 172, 

a 179 
Whitten, J. O.— 

Upton St., rear, near Western av. (ward 25), wooden addition 

to building, petition a 763 
Whitten, William H. et al.— 

School St. (ward 23), sidewalk, edgestones, petition a 468 
Whittier, F. O.— 

Upton court, wooden building, petition a 115 ; permit 265, 

c257 
Whittier Machine Co. — 

Culvei-t St., edgestones, sidewalk, petition a 511; order 

passed 558 
Whitwell, Henry— 

244-246 Newbury st., and Newbury, corner of Fairfield St., 

edgestones, abatement a 83 
385 Commonwealth av., sidewalk, petition a 836; order 

passed 864 



INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



LXXXl 



Whitwell, S. H.— 

Marlborough st., between Exeter and Fairfield sts., plank 

walk and fence, petition a 159 
Corner Marlborougli st. and Coniinonwealth av., sidewalk, 

petition a 608 ; order passed 631 
Marlborough St., between Exeter and Fairfield sts., plank 
walk, petition a 783 
Whyte, R. A.— 

Sargent's wharf (ward 6) , stable, petition a 912 
Wiggin, John W. — 

Appointed measurer of wood and bark a 115 
Wiggin, Rebecca C. — 

9 Woodville sq., edgestone, sidewalk, petition a 639 
Wightman, Henry M. — 

Nominated and elected city engineer a 70, c 74 
Wilbor, A. G., trustee, et al. — 

Broadway extension, between Harrison av. and Washington 
St., sewer, petition a 273; report and order notice 294; 
hearing 309 ; order passed 341 
Wilbur, Edward P. et al.~ 

Passageway rear 350-372 Columbus av., lamps, petition a 709; 
report 915 
Wilbur & Littlefield— 

55 Green st., druggist's mortar, petition a 12; permit 84 
Wilde, H. M.— 

Harvard av., lamps, report a 890 
Wild & Richards et al.— 

Medford st. (Charlestown), location of tracks, petition a 193 
Wilkins, Cassander — 

Henchman St., sewer abatement a 789 
Wildes, Moses B. et al. — 

Friend St., between Hanover st. and Docksct., paving, petition 
a 178 
Willard, Charles E.— 

North Howard st. (ward 25) , stable, petition a247 ; permit 257 
AViUard, Mary E. R.— 

Devon st., sewer assessment a 473 
Willcutt, Levi H.— 

Elected representative a 747 
Williams, Aaron D. et al. — 

Swett St., between Magazine and Hilton sts., sidewalk, peti- 
tion a 334 
Williams, Charles H., councilman (ward 11) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed : committee on claims 27 ; health 27 ; public in- 
struction 27; inspector of vinegar 547; hospitalities to 
representatives of France and Germany 671 
Remarks : 

Election of finance committee 8 

Coasting on common 47 

Members of city government being members of school 

committee 49 
Ward 19 contested election case 66 
Elevated railroads and rapid transit 78 
Irish aifairs 96 

Extension of Harrison av. and D st. 128 
Appropriation bill 148 
Sudbury-river storage-basin No. 4 400 
Salaries of city officers 438, 476, 621 
Salaries of ferry emnloyes 440 
Public parks 464, 830 

Requesting return of order relating to parks 481 
Woodward defalcation 502 
Impurities in water supply 510 
Vaccine virus 594 
Evening high school 595, 731, 850 
Visit to inspect Corliss puraping-engines 648 
Arnold arboretum 673, 792, 869, 852 
Supplementary reading for public schools 674 
Impurity of water supply 684 
Inspection of provisions 725 
Death of hoseman Tobey 726 
Permits for wooden buildings 728 
Cleansing Sudburj'-river basins 761 
Motions to reconsider 844 
Grammar school-house, Kenilworth st. 865 
Muddy-river improvement 871 
Additional appropriation for public buildings 874 
Williams court — 

Steam-engine : at No. 7, petition and order notice a 195; hear- 
ing 247 ; permit 277 
Williams, Daniel W.— 

Munroe st. (Roxbury) , sewer, remonsti-ance a 209 
Williams, David W.— 

445 Warren St., and 2 and 8 Quiney st.,edgestones, sidewalks, 
petition a 568 ; order passed 590 
Williams, Edward H., trustee, et al. — 

Rockview st. (ward 23), sewer, remonstrance a 352 
Williams, Elizabeth — 

Washington St., pesonal injuries, petition a 82; leave to with- 
draw a 139, c 144 
Williams, Gilbert — 

11 Brighton st. (Charlestown), sidewalk, petition a 639 
Williams, Henry et al. — 

Passage-way corner Dover and Washington sts., lamp, peti- 
tion a 373 ; report 890 



Williams, John — 

Harrison av., between Union park and Maiden sts.: paving, 
petition a 483 ; order passed 558 
Williams, John K. et al. — 

Devonshire st., paving, petition a 703 
Williams, Moses et al. — 

Kilby St. and Liberty sq. : paving, petition a 309 ; order passed 
357 
Williams, Nicholas M. — 

Appointed undertaker a 568 
Williams, Samuel — 

Clarence place (ward 24), stable, petition a 580; permit 593 
Williams street (ward 23) — 

Wooden building : movement to unnamed place olf Green- 
wood av., petition a 639; permit 659 
Williams street (W.R.)— 

Grading : petition a 229 

Stable : petition a 334; permit 358 
Williams, Thomas — 

Appointed assistant sup't of Chelsea (south) bridge a 786 
Williams, T. B. heirs of — 

Centre St., near Weld st. (ward 23), stable, petition a 763; 
permit 789 
Williams, Wright W.— 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Willis, Helen P., and Ellen M. Ware— 

Essex-st. extension, §85(0 damages; order passed a 573 

Esscx-st. extension, sewer abatement, order passed a 889 
Willow court (ward 20) — 

Stable : petition a 82 ; permit 90 

Lamps : report a 890 
Wills, George H. et al. — 

Coleman and Bellevue sts. (ward 24) , edgestones, petition a 
483 ; order passed 617 
Wilmont street — 

Sewer : report of cost referred a 20 

Grading, etc., petition a 159 

Edgestones, sidewalks • Nos. 16 and 18 and corner Elmore st., 
petition a 309 ; order passed 342 
No. 19, petition a 309; order passed 342 

Crosswalk : at Elmore St., petition a 733 
Wilmot, H. B.— 

261 and 263 Washington st., electric lights, petition a 623; 
permit 645 

747 Washington st., electric lights, permit a 837 
Wilson, Arthur H. — 

Elected representative a 747 
Wilson, A. P.— 

Warren bridge, personal injuries, petition a 132, 468 
Wilson, B. O. & G. C— 

34 Merchants' Row, steam-engine, hearing a 159; permit 180 
Wilson, Charles H. — 

37 Bow St. (ward 23) stable, petition a 783 ; permit 83S 
Wilson, Epaminondas— 

Entield and Hazel sts., grading damages, petition a 132 

Enfield St., sewer abatement a 412 

Corner Enfield and Hazel sts., edgestones, petition a 652 
Wilson, George L. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Wilson, Samuel 8. — 

115 and 117 Chelsea st. (ward 3) , stable, petition a 404 ; leave 
to withdraw 557 

98 Decatur st. (ward 3) stable, petition a 639 ; permit 668 
Winchester street (ward 5) — 

Wooden buildings near Rutherford av., erection, petition a 
132 ; permit 255, c 257 
Enlargement, petition a 229 ; permit 255, c 257 

Stable : foot of Williams St., petition a 132 ; permit 170 
Winchester, T. B. et al.— 

Beacon st. corner Berkely St., crosswalk, petition a 783; 
report 837 
Winchin, James — 

Refusal to be surety for W. H. Swift, constable, a 178 
Wingersky, Samuel — 

Commercial St., sewer abatement a 170 
Winshlp, J. P. C— 

Trees near " coast" on common, petition to enclose a 783 
Winship, street (ward 25) — 

Stable : corner Union st., permit a 700 
Winslow street — 

Sidewalk : corner Zeigler St., petition a 836 
Winslow, W. S. et al.— 

Sullivan sq., sprinkling, petition a 229 
Winter place — 

Electric light: No. 4, permit a 862 
Winter street — 

Claims : personal injuries a 83, c 86 

Electric lights : No. 9, permit a 837 
Nos. 5 and 7, permit a 862 

Underground telegraph and telephone wires : permit a 888, 913 
Winterson, Dennis — 

Henchman St., sewer abatement a 790 
Winthrop, town of — 

Eastern Junction, Broad Sound Pier, and Point Shirley Rail- 
road Co., grant of land, petition a 51; report, order 
passed a 197, 209, c 218 



LXXXII 



IjStdex to proceedings of city council. 



Boston, Wiiithrop and Point Shii-ley Railroad Co., exchange 
of land, petition a 273; order passed a 395, c 397, 
420 
Offer for lands a 568 
Winthrop, Robert C. et al. — 

Cliildren's hospital, corner Camden st. and Huntington av., 
petition a 156 ; order passed 231 
Wise, Charles H. et al.— 

Brandon and Amherst sts., grading, petition a 709 
Wise place (w^ai-d 23) — 

Revision of award tor taking land, petitions a 783 
Wissker, Justus e< a/.— 

Centre st., near Wyman ijlace, sewer, petition a 483; report 
and order notice 663; hearing 677; order passed 6S1 
Wiswall, Roraauzo N. — 

Appointed constable a 639 
Withington, John K. et al. — 

Linwood St., corner Linwood sq., sidew.alk, petition a 1-59; 
order passed 341 
Wolcott, J. W.— 

Hotel Vendome, gutters, petition a 309; order passed 426 
Dartmouth st., crossing at Hotel Vendome, petition a 693; 
report 631 
Wolcott, Roger — 

Elected representative 747 
Wolffsohn, Siegfried- 
Appointed constable a 589, 669 
Wolley, Kdward— 

Appointed public weigher a 193 
Wolston, Edward B.— 

Appointed public weigher a 193 
Wood, Frank — 

Ocean st. (ward 24), rear Alban st., st;ible, petition a 677; 
permit 700 
Wood, Jane — ■ 

Bainbridge st., sidewalk, petition a 132 
Wood, John E.— 

Western av., near North Harvard st. (ward 25), stable, peti- 
tion a 623 ; permit 645 
Wood, Mary J. — 

Rear 834 Albany et. (ward 20), stable, petition a 390; per- 
mit 487 
Wood, Bailey & Wood- 
Winchester St., near Rutherford av. (ward 5), wooden build- 
ing, enlargement, petition a 229 ; permit 255, c 257 
Wood and b.ark — 

Measurers appointed a 89, 209, 247, 3.52, 568 
Woodbury, Alfred I. — 

Nominated and elected second assistant assessor c 144,172; 
a 179, cl82 
Woodside, Andrew — 

273 Havre sL, sidewalk, petition a 468; order passed 485 
Woodville square — 

Edgestone, sidev/.alk : No. 9, petition a 6.39 
Woodward, E. M.— 

Howard av., near Brook av. (ward 20), stable, petition a 247; 
permit 375 
Woodworth, T. C. — 

Cambridge St., corner Perkins st. (ward 4), wooden building, 
erection, petition a 709 ; report and order a 852, c 865, 
911, a 912 
Woofindale, Charles S. — ■ 

Appointed officer to make complaint in cases of violation of 

ordinances a 100,677 
Appointed truant officer a 100 
Appointed constable a 100, 589, 630 
WooUey, William, alderman — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed : committee on improved sewerage 2 ; streets 
(joint) 12; streets (of board of aldermen) 12; bridges 
12; Faneuil Hall; etc. 12; assessors' department 12; 
engineers' department 12; fire department 12 harbor 12; 
public buildings 12; salaries 12; paving 178; fourth 
July 274; removal of police commis.sioners 335; old state 
house 452; charges against city treasurer 611 
Remai-ks : 

Assignment of offices and rooms 35 

Contested election case 71, 165, 340 

Commercial-st. extension 85 

School expenses 91 

Telephone locations 143 

Ventilation of alderraanic chamber 237, 256, 295, 764, 805 

S.alaries of city officers 251, 313, 498, 499, 893 

Reservoir building and new court-house 315 

Corliss pumping-engine controversy 320, 659 

Decoration day 336 

Gold and Stock Telegraph Co. 360 

Egleston-sq. school-house 377 

Stable on K st. 393 



Old state house 409, 454, 580, 585, 590, 631, 790, 813 

Paying employes outside city hall 452 

Pay of ferry employes 449, 838 

Erection of bridges by Boston Sugar Refinery Co. 456 

Extension of Harrison .avenue 457 

Liverpool-street tracks 429, 484 

Pay of laborers 499, 555, 615 

Charges against citj' treasurer 613 

Steady work and full time for laborers 6.J3 

Confirmation of constable 662 

City solicitor 679 

Public parks 717 

East Boston ferry tolls 776 

Improved sewerage contracts 779 

Ballots for school committee 782 

Warrants for municipal election 7S2 

Evening high school 785 

Paying city employes at Chri.stmas 803 

Underground wires 889, 914 

Election returns 892 
Worcester square — 

Underground telcgi-aph and telephone wires : permit a 888, 

913 
Worcester street — 

Release of condition on No. 100, petition c 245, a 2.53; report., 

order passed a 490, c 503 
Sidewalks; corner Columbus av., petition a 667; order 

passed 701 
Underground telegraph and telephone wires : permit a 888, 

913 
Wright, B. B. et al. — 

Sycamore St., grading, etc., petition a 229 ; order passed 426 
Wright, Chandler et al. — 

Albany St., sprinkling, petition a 247 ; order passed 276 
Norfolk av., sprinkling, petition a 511 
Wright, Henry E.— 

152 Rutherford av. (ward 5), stable, petition a 178; permit 

197 
Wright, S. E.— 

76 Dennis St., sidewalk, petition a 309 ; order passed 342 
Wright, Warren A. — 

Appointed officer to make com])lainl in cases of violation of 

ordinances a 100, 677 
Appointed truant oflicer a 100 
Appointed constable a 100, 589, 630 
Wyeth, Andrew N., jr. — 

Appointed inspector of bundle hay a 115 
Wyman, Abraham G. — 

Appointed constable a 589, 630 
Wyman place (ward 23) — 

Stable : petition a 568 ; leave to withdraw, 593 
Wynne, Patrick B. — 

Appointed field-driver and pound-keeper a 255, c 257 ; ap- 
pointment declined, substitute appointed a 341, c 343 
Appointed public weigher a 309 
Wyoming street (ward 21) — 

Stable : petition a 511 ; permit 557 
Lamps : report a 890 

Yarmouth street — 

Edgestones : Nos. 29 and 31, petition a 404 ; order passed 426 

Sidewalk : order passed a 617 

Building with cellar below grade : petition a 855 ; report 887 
Yeoman street — 

Druggist's mortar: corner Ham^jden St., petition a 209; 
report 231 
Yetter, A. B. & Co.— 

Sprinkling streets in Roxbury, petition a 89 ; permit 295 
Yorktown celebration- 
Hospitalities to representatives of France and Germany a 
396, 405, c 415, a 009, c 671 

Order for delegation from city government rejected c 637 

Ninth regiment: allowance, order referred a 645: report, 
order passed a 668 

Return of governor, closing streets, oi'der passed a 670 
Young, Ann — 

River st. (Dorchester), widening, $200 damages, order passed 
a 591 
Young, Thomas — 

River St., widening, $125 damages, order passed a 837 

Zeigler, A. — 

89 and 91 Pynchon st. (ward 21) wooden addition to build- 
ing, petition a 677; report and order a 862, c 865, 911, 
a 912 
Ziegler, Alfred — 

Elected representative a 747 
Zinn, W. H.— 

65 Temple place, electric lights, permit a 808 



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CITY OF BOSTON. 



Organization of the Government, 

JANUARY 3, 1881, 



Tbe Mayor and memljers elect of the Board of 
Aldermen were called to order at 10.15 A. M. 

A message was received from the Common 
Council that a quorum of that body were present 
and were ready to be qualified. Immediately the 
Board of Aldermen, accompanied by Chief Justice 
Gray of the Supreme Judicial Courc and the 
Chaplain, Rev. Rufus Ellis, D. D., proceeded to 
the Council Chamber. 

The members elect of the Common Council as- 
sembled in the Council Chamber, and were called 
to order at 10 A. M., by Nahum M. Morrison of 
Ward 23, the senior member, who said, "Gentle- 
men—I do not propose to make any extended re- 
marks on this occasion, but you will permit me 
to say, as one of the humblest members of this 
branch, that I hope the good feeling and unanim- 
ity that are visible here this morning may be 
typical of our proceedings during the year. Gen- 
tlemen, what is the pleasure of the Council?" 

On motion of Mr. Freeman of Ward 10, a com- 
mittee to collect credentials was appointed by the 
Chair, viz.; Messrs. Freeman of Ward 10, Morri- 
son of Ward i, and Hosley of Ward 15. The com- 
mittee performed the duty assigned to them and 
reported that sixty-one ' members elect were 
present. 

On motion of Mr. Brown of Ward 23, that gen- 
tleman was appointed a committee to inform the 
Mayor and Board of Aldermen elect that a quo- 
rum of the Council elect are present ready to be 
qualified. Mr. Brown retired, and presently re- 
ported that he had performed the duty assigned, 
and that the Mayor and members elect of the 
Board of Aldermen would soon be present for the 
purpose of qualification. 

Hon. Frederick O. Prince, the Mayor elect, 
Hon. Horace Gray, Chief Justice of the Supreme 
Judicial Court, Rev. Dr. Ellis, the members elect 
of the Board of Aldermen and the City Clerk en- 
tered the Council Chamber and took seats with 
the members elect of the Council. 

Prayer was uifered by Rev. Dr. Ellis, as follows: 

God of all Power and Grace, who art the au- 
thor and giver of every good and perfect gift, 
lift upon us, we pray thee, the light of thy coun- 
tenance. Not without thee, O God, may we meet 
together, for except the Lord keep the city, the 
watchman waketh up in vain. Thou knowest 
what things we have need of before we ask them, 
and thy will concerning us is ever the best, and 
we would not dare to ask thee for this, or for that, 
and yet we would pray a faithful prayer, 
commending unto thy great love this place of 
our habitations, with all its high and holy in- 
terests. We thank thee for its proud memories 
and for its dear hopes. We thank thee for its 
fathers and mothers and sons and daughters. 
We thank thee for so many who have filled with 
honor its high places of service, and we thank 
thee. Father, for the unnamed and the lowly, as 
well as for the wise and the mighty. And since, 
in thy good providence, these thy servants, who 
are to oe our rulers, shall receive from thy hand 
this day, this switt and solemn trust, we pray 
that they may remember that the words uttered 
here on earth are recorded in the heaven- 
ly places, and let the preparation of their hearts 
and the answer of their lips be from thee. 
May we render unto Csesar the things which are 
Caesar's and uutoGod the things which are God's, 
and in thee may we live and move and have our 
being, day by day and hour by hour, and in our 
weekday walk and work. And seeing that here 
below there is nothing perfect, may we be patient 
together; may we bear one another's burdens, 
and may we study the things that malse for 
peace, as the children of one God and one 
Father. A.nd since we desire a better city and 
a more heavenly country, may we strive, with 
all that in us lies, to make this world better. 
Oh grant unto us thy mighty help. Bless 
our nation, our Commonwealth, and all our rulers 
and our magistrates ! Oh grant unto us this day, 
and all days, thy presence. Oh thou God of the 
patriarchs and of the prophets, God and Father 
of our Lord Jesus Christ, let this year be crowned 
with thy goodness, and let the earth be filled with 
thy righteousness and with thy peace. And in 



the words which our Lord hath taught us, may 
we all say unto thee: Our Father, which art in 
heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, 
thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give 
us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our 
trespasses, as we forgive those that trespass 
against us, and lead us not into temptation, but 
deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom and 
the power and the glory, for ever and ever. 
Amen. 

The usual oaths of office were administered to 
the Mayor elect by Chief Justice Gray, and the 
Mayor administered the usual oaths of office to 
the members elect of the Board of Aldermen and 
Common Council, as follows: 

Bo'ird of Aldermen, 

William Woolley, Clinton Viles, Hugh O'Brien, 
Lucius Slade, Charles Henry Bass Breck, James 
Joseph Flynn, Joseph Augustus Tucker, Charles 
Vainey Whitten, Joseph Caldwell, Charles Henry 
Hersey, George Curtis, Cyrus Summerfield Halde- 
man. 

Common Council. 

Ward 1 -Clarence P. Lovell, Peter Morrison, 
Jesse M. Gove. 

Ward 2— Christopher P.Conlin, Charles F. Quig- 
ley. 

Ward 3— Matthew Walsh, William L. Harding, 
Francis J. Murphy. 

Ward 4— Otis B. Dudley, Andrew J. Bailey, 
Henry W. B. Cotton. 

Ward 5— Francis W. Pray, John P. Hilton, 
George F. Mullett. 

Ward 6— Philip J. McLaughlin, James F. Daly, 
Martin S. McCormick. 

Ward 7— John Doherty, William J. Welch. 

Ward 8— John B. Fitzpatrick, Alaen E, Viles, 
John J. Boyle. 

Ward 9— Henry Parkman, Malcolm S. Green- 
ough. 

Ward 10— Charles Wheeler, James G. Freeman, 
Eugene B. Hagar. 

Ward 11-William F. Wharton, Charles H. Wil- 
liams, George L. Huntress. 

Ward 12— William H. Whitmore, Thomas J. 
Denney, Patrick H. Cronin. 

Ward 13— Thomas H. Devlin, Charles A. Pow- 
ers. 

Ward 14— Howard Clapp, Albert F. Lauten, Otis 
D. Dana. 

Ward 15— Frank F. Farwell, Henry E. Hosley, 
William E. Bartlett. 

Ward 16— John E. Bowker, Isaac Rosnosky. Da- 
vid F. Barry. 

Ward 17— Dudley R. Child, Leander Beal, Wil- 
liam H. Ford. 

Ward 18— Thomas N. Hart, Nathaniel Brimbe- 
com, Thomas J. Emery. 

Ward 19— Jeremiah J. McNamara, James Tee- 
van. 

Ward 20 -William C. Fisk, Arthur F. Means. 

Ward 21— Charles E. Pratt, Nathan G. Smith, 
Thomas R. Mathews. 

Ward 22— Michael W. Costello. 

Ward 23— Nahum M. Morrison, Alfred S. Brown, 
Nelson S. Wakefield. 

Ward 24— Horace B. Clapp, Reuben S. Swan, 
Otis Eddy. 

Ward 25— Austin Bigelow. 

The Mayor then delivered his inaugural address, 
after which the usual oaths of office were admin- 
istered to Counciimen-elect Joseph B. Gomez of 
Ward 13, Joseph P. Council of Ward 20 and Abram 
T. Rogers ot Ward 22. 

The convention then dissolved. 

Board of Aldermen. 

Upon returning to the Aldermen's room, the 
Mayor took the chair, and on motion of Alderman 
Woolley the Board proceeded to the election of a 
Chairman, with the following result: 

Whole number of votes cast li 

Necessary for a choice 6 

Hugh O'Brien had ii 

Alderman O'Brien was declared elected. 

Upon taking the chair the Chairman delivered 
the following address : 

Gentlemen of the Board of Aldermen— I return 
my sincere thanks for the honorable position in 
which you have so unanimously placed me, and 
will endeavor to perform the work so impartially 
that, I trust, at the end of the year, you will not 
regret your action. 

very important business will come before you 
during the year, and your action will be closely 
watched by your fellow citizens, because the re- 



J A N U A R Y 



1881 



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suits are brought home to all by taxation directly 
or indirectly. 

Tbe Board of Aldermen have an important con- 
trol over the expenditure of money, and it is your 
business to see that no expenditures are made 
that are not demanded by public necessity. 

Although we have recently celebrated our 250th 
anniversary, our city is still in its infancy. Our 
progress has been so rapid during the past fifty 
years, we have outgrown nearly all our improve- 
ments. Better accommodation for our courts 
has become a necessity, and some plan should be 
agreed upon that will meet the wants of the public 
without taxing our citizens too heavily. Our pres- 
ent City Hall was scarcely built before it was found 
too small to accommodate the different depart- 
ments. Some are now so cramped for room that 
new offices are constantly asked for. We have 
expended large sums of money to obtain a full 
supply of water, but our citizens very justly com- 
plain that the means of distribution is not equal 
to their wants, and a large increase in our high- 
service supply has bpcome a necessity. This,with 
new storage liasins, will involve a large expendi- 
ture of money— an exjienditure that we should 
not hesitate to meet, as thousands of families 
are now suffering on this account. There is no 
tax so willingly paid as our water tax, and the in- 
come from tnat department has been fully equal 
to the consumption. A new bridge to Charles- 
town, increased ferry accommodations with East 
Boston, and a new bridge to the South Boston 
flats are forced upon us by our rapid growth, and 
demand your favorable consideration. All these 
improvements involve a large expenditure of 
money, and will require your careful considera- 
tion. 

It is not necessary for me to enumerate other 
new improvements, that from year to year, for 
some years past, have been demanded by our 
citizens. The fact that they are asked for is an 
indication that our city is not standing still, and 
that it is our duty to meet, as far as possible, the 
reasonable wants of our citizens. All measures 
that tend to increase our commerce, increase our 
manufacturing industry, and make our city at- 
tractive as a residence, should not be neglected 
or overlooked. Money exuended in this respect 
will return to us tenfold. 

It would be well for us to remember, however, 
that real estate bears the burden of taxation, and 
that real estate has not fully recovered from the 
depression of the past few years. Our business 
has largely increased, but notwithstanding this 
increase, the Assessors' valuations are some $168,- 
000,000 less than a few years ago, and on this 
reduced valuation taxation must be based. 
It would be well for us to ask, in this connec- 
tion, when expensive ioprovements are de- 
manded, if real estate can bear the burden. We 
know how easy it is to cover up personal property 
so as to escape taxation, and place the burden 
entirely on real estate. If personal property 
could be made to pay its just proportion of taxa* 
tion, our citizens would have less reason to com- 
plain of their tax bills. 

Early in the year you will be called upon 
to consider the amount of money requir- 
ed by each department the coming 
year. Considerable of this expenditure, after 
it Is once appropriated, passes into 
the hands of departments over whom you have no 
control. All expenditures should, therefore, be 
carefuUy examined, and if not found to be a 
necessity should be voted down without hesita- 
tion. There is also constant pressure on tbe City 
Government for large expenditures from differ- 
ent sections of the city, but we should bear in 
mind that taxes the past year have been very 
high, and that it is our duty to make a reduction 
if possible, in all departments where it can be done 
without injury to any public interest. You will 
find it very frequently the case that many who 
complain of their tax bills are the most pressing 
for increased expenditures on streets, sewers and 
lamps, and indorse the most expensive improve- 
ments. At the end of the year the rate of taxa- 
tion is alone thought of, without taking into con- 
sideration the amount of work petitioned for or 
the work actually performed. It appears to me 
that the rate of taxation should not exceed f 13 
on a thousand, but you will find it difficult to 
keep within this limit unless you have the courage 
to cut off all expensive schemes ot doubtful ne- 
cessity or expediency. 

I will not tax your tiuie with any further re- 
marks, and announce that the Board is now ready 
to Droceed to business. 



On motion of Alderman Breck, a message was 
sent to the Common Council informing them that 
Alderman Hugh O'Brien had been duly chosen 
Chairman of this Board. 

On motion of Alderman Woolley, the Board 
proceeded to ballot for a Committee on Accounts. 

Joseph A. Tucker, Charles V. Whitten and C. S. 
Haldeman each had 11 votes, and were chosen 
members of said committee on the part of the 
Board. 

Alderman Slade offered an order— That a special 
committee, consisting of three members of this 
Board, be appointed to determine and pay the 
allowances of State aid, pursuant to existing acts 
of the Legislature, and that said comm:ttee have 
power to employ a paymaster and such clerical 
assistance as may be 'required for that purpose, 
and that the expense be charged to the appropria- 
tion for the Soldiers' Relief. Passed, and Alder- 
men Slade, Caldwell and Haldeman were appoint- 
ed on said committee. 

Aldeiman Slade offered an order — That a Joint 
Special Committee, consisting of three members 
of the Board of Aldermen, with such as the Com- 
mon Council may join, be appointed to take 
charge of the construction ot the improved sys- 
tem of sewerage during the present municipal 
year. Passed, and Aldermen Slade, Woolley and 
Hersey were appointed on said committee. Sent 
down. 

Alderman Viles offered an order — That the joint 
rules and orders of the City Council of 1880 be 
adopted as the joint rules and ordeis of the pres- 
ent City Council until otherwise ordered, and that 
the tJhairman of the Board of Aldermen with one 
other member of that branch, and the President 
and two members of the Common Council be a 
committee to examine and report if any additions 
or alterations are needed therein. Passed, and 
Alderman Viles was appointed on said commit- 
tee. 

A message was received from the Common 
Council that they had organized by the choice 
of Andrew J. Bailey as President and Wash- 
ington P. Gregg as Clerk. 

On motion of Alderman Flynn, a message was 
sent to the Common Council proposing a joint 
convention forthwith for the election of a City 
Clerk for the present municipal year. 

Notice was received that the Common Council 
had concurred in the request for a joint conven- 
tion, and the Mayor and Aldermen proceeded to 
the Council Chamber to form the convention; 
after which the Board returned to their chamber, 
and business was resumed. 

An oi-der was received from the other branch 
for the appointment of a committee of eight on 
joint rules and orders, which differed from the 
one passed by the Board in that the present rules 
were adopted until otherwise ordered by either 
branch. 

Alderman Slade — I notice that there is an un- 
usual phraseology in that order, the words, "until 
otherwise ordered by either branch." I do not 
think a vote of either branch can annul a joint 
rule. I move to strike out those words. 

Alderman Tucker— The order that we passed 
before suits me. I move to substitute that order 
for the one which came from the Common Coun- 
cil. 

Alderman Slade accepted the amendment, and 
the Board so voted. Sent down. 

Alderman Tucker offered an order — That the 
rules and orders of the Board oi Aldermen of 
1880 be adopted as the rules and orders of this 
Board until othei wise ordered, and that Aldermen 

be a committee to consiaer and report if anv 

alterations or additions are needed. Passed, and 
Aldermen Viles and Slade were appointed said 
committee. 

Alderman Caldwell offered an order— That, un- 
til otherwise ordered, Mondays at four o'c'ock P. 
M. be assigned as the days anci hour for holding 
the regular meetings of this Board. Passed. 

Notice was received from the Common Council 
of a vacancy in that branch by the death of Dan- 
iel J. Sweeney, member elect from Ward 2, and 
on motion ot Alderman Woolley the following 
was passed : 

Ordered, That warrants be issued for meetings 
of the legal voters of Ward No. 2, in the city of 
Boston, at their several polling places within"the 
voting precincts of said ward" in which they re- 
spectively reside, on Saturday, the 15th of Janu- 
ary instant, at eight o'clock A. M., then and there 
to give in their ballots for one qualified voter and 
inhabitant of said ward to be a member of the 
Common Council ot this city to fill the vacancy 



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CITY aOVERNME NT, 



caused by tbe decease of Daniel J. Sweeney, the 
polls to be kept open until three o'clock P. M. 
Passed. 

The City Clerk annouuced the appointment of 
John T. 'Priest as Assistant City Clerk. Con- 
tirmed. 

Adjourned, and stood adjourned till Monday 
next, at four P. M. 

Cominon Council. 

Mr. Morrison of Ward 23 resumed the chair 
after the Mayor and Aldermen retired from the 
chamber. 

Mr. Rosnosky of Ward 16 offered an order— That 
a committee of three be appointed to collect, as- 
sort and count ballots for a President of the Com- 
mon Council for the year ensuing. Passed, and 
Messrs. Rosnosky of Ward 16, Williams of Ward 
11, and Means ot Ward 20 were appointed said 
committee. They performed the duty assigned 
them and presently reported as follows : 

Whole number of votes i\0 

Necessary for a choice 31 

Andrew J. Bailey of Ward 4 had 68 

Blanks 2 

Ml-. Bailey was declared elected. Messrs. 
Greenough of Ward 9 and Pratt of Ward 21 were 
appointed a committee to conduct Mr. Bailey to 
the chair. 
Mr. Bailey took the chair and said- 
Gentlemen of the Common Council — I feel 
deeply the kindness which has led you to select 
me to preside over your deliberations, and I 
trust that with your assistance I shall perform 
the duties of this office in such a manner, and 
conduct the affairs of this body so that you may 
never regret your choice. I do not propose to 
mention in detail the several questions which 
will be presented to you, but you will And on the 
tiles important matters referred to you by the last 
City Council. To these I invite the attention of 
the several committees immediately on their 
appointment. Besides the address of his Honor 
the Mayor, which has just been delivered, I com- 
mend to your perusal, also, the closing addresses 
of the Chairman of the Board of Aldermen of 
last year, and the President of the Common 
Council of last year. They are the words of men 
whose long experience iu "the affairs of our city 
entitle them to your fullest confidence, and the 
suggestions which they offer should command 
your highest respect. The work before you is 
great, and will demand your time and study; for 
you will be required to maintain the present ex- 
cellent condition of all the departments of our 
city, and at the same time reduce the high 
rat^ of taxation which has so justly alarmed 
our people. I trust we shall all bring 
to the task such careful consideration, 
that at the end of our term we may look back 
upon a year well spent and of profit to the city. 
Again, gentlemen, I thank you for the honor you 
have conferred upon me, and I await your pleas- 
ure. 

On motion of Mr. Wheeler of Ward 10, a com- 
mittee was appointed to collect and count the 
votes for a Clerk of the Common Council tor the 
present year, consisting of Messrs. Wheeler of 
Ward 10, Fitzpatrick of Ward 8 and Lauten of 
Ward 14. 

Whole number of votes 63 

Necessary to a choice 32 

J. O'Kane 1 

Washington P.Gregg 62 

Mr. Gregg was declared elected and the usual 
oath of office was administered to him by the 
City Solicitor, John P. Healy. 

Mr. Hagar of Ward 10 moved that a committee 
be appointed to inform the Mayor and Aldermen 
that the Common Council had orgatized by the 
choice of Andrew J. Bailey as President and 
Washington P. Gregg as Cieik. Carried, and Mr. 
Hagar was appointed said committee. He re- 
tired and presently reported that he had per- 
formed the duty. 

Mr. Whitinore of Ward 12 offered an order- 
That the rules of the Common Council of 1880 be 
and they are hereby adopted as the rules of this 
body until otherwise ordered, and that Messrs. 

be a committee to reuort what changes 

or additions are necessary. Passed, and Messrs. 
Whitmore of Ward 12, Pratt of Ward 21 and 
Greenough of Ward 9 were appointed said com- 
mittee. 

Mr. Whitmore of Ward 12 offered an order- 
That the President of this Council be requested 
to serve as a member of the Committee on Ordi- 
nances of this year. 



Mr. Whitmore— I offer this order because, as 
members of the Council of last year are aware, 
one of the most important duties which wili de- 
volve upon the memoersof this Council is the 
consideration of the revised ordinances. Our 
present President was not only a member 
of the Committee on Ordinances of last 
year, but was also one of the sub-commit- 
tee who devoted several months to the prepara- 
tion ot the new draft of the ordinances which 
has been referred to tb.is City Council. Having 
served on that committee and that sub-commit- 
tee myself, I feel that this Council cannot afford 
to lose the benefit of his experience and knowl- 
edge in the matter. As the President would not 
appoint himself uyon the committee unless in- 
structed so to do by the Council, I have offered 
the order for that purpose. I hope the Council 
will concur with me in the estimate I have placed 
upon the value of the services of our esteemed 
President, and pass the order. 

The order was pa^^sed. 

Mr. Whitmore of Ward 12 offered an order- 
That the joint rules of the City Council of 1880 be 
and are hereby adopted as the joint rules of the 
present City Council until otherwise ordered 
by either branch thereof, and that a joint 
speeial committee, consisting of three mem- 
bers of the Board of Aldermen and five mem- 
bers of the Common Council, be appointed to 
examine and report what changes and additions 
are necessary. Passed, and Messrs. Whitmore of 
Ward 12, Pratt of Ward 21 and Greenough of 
Ward 9, Hagar of M^ard 10 and Pray of Ward 5 
were appointed on said committee. Sent up. 

Mr. Pratt of Ward 21 oftei-ed an order— That a 
message be sent to the Board of Aldermen that a 
vacancy exists in the Common Council caused by 
the death of Daniel J. Sweeney, a member-elect 
to this body from Ward 2. Passed. Sent up. 

A message was received from the Board of Al- 
dermen that they had organized by the choice of 
Hugh O'Brien as Chairman. Placed on file. 

A message was received from the Board of Al- 
dermen proposing a joint convention forthwith 
for the election of City Clerk for the present mu- 
nicipal year. The Council concurred. 

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen entered the 
council chamber, and a joint convention was 
held. 

JOINT CONVENTION. 

The Mayor announced that this convention was 
held for the purpose of electing a City Clerk for 
the present municipal year. 

Alderman Flynn and Councilmen Welch of 
Ward 7 and Greenough of Ward 9 were apnointed 
a committee to collect and count votes tor City 
Clerk. 

They reported as follows: 

Whole number of ballots 74 

Necessary for a choice 38 

Samuel F. McCleary 70 

Blanks 1 

For ineligible candidates 3 

Mr. McCleary was declared elected, and the 
usual oaths of office were administered to him by 
the Mayor. 

The usual oaths of office were administered to 
the following-named member-elect of the Com- 
mon Council: John A. McLaughlin of Ward 7- 

The business for which the convention assem- 
bled having been accomplished, it was dissolved, 
and the Mayor and Aldermen retired from the 
Council Chamber. 

COMMON COUNCIL RESUMED. 

Mr. Rosnosky of Ward 16 offered an order— That 
a joint special committee, consisting of five mem- 
bers of this board, with such as the Board of 
Aldermen may join, be appointed to take charge 
of the construction of the improved system of 
sewerage. 

Mr. Parkman of Ward 9— It seems to me there 
is no necessity for passing that order, as I under- 
stand the Board of Aldermen have passed a simi- 
lar order, and as it will fce here directly all we 
will have to do will tie to concur. 

Mr. Rosnosky — The Board of Aldermen have 
just been in here and I do not think they have 
done any business yet. I do not see what objec- 
tion the gentleman from Ward 9 can have to the 
erder. 

Mr. Whitmore of Ward 12— As the order was 
passed first in this branch last year, I believe, 
and as we have no special knowledge of what the 
other branch have d'one, I think we had better 
proceed to pass the order. 



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1881 



Mr. Parkman referred to the minutes of last 
year, showing that the order was received from 
the other branch and that the Council concurred 
and said," I understood tbat theorder had already 
been passed by the Board of Aldermen, and all 
that we should have to do would be to concur." 

The order was refused a second reading. 

Mr. Hosley of Ward 15 offered an order— That 
his Honor the Mayor be requested to furnish a 
copy of his address', that the same may be printed. 
Passed. Sent up. 

Mr. Fitzpatrick of Ward 8 offered an order- 
That snecial committees of three meaibfrs of the 
Common Council, with such as the Board of Al- 
dermen may join, be appointed to nominate the 
following officers: Overseers of the Poor, Super- 
intendents of Bridges, Clerk of Committees, 
Superintendent of Common and Public 
Grounds, Superintendent ot Streets, Su- 
perintendent of Public Buildings, City Ar- 
chitect, Superintendent of Sewers, City Mes- 
senger, City EngineerSj.City Surveyor, City Reg- 
istrar, City' Solicitor, Water Registrar. Commis- 
sioner of 'Cedar Grove Cemetery, Directors for 
Public Institutions, Directors of East Boston 
Ferries, Trustees of the City Hospital, Trustees 
of the Public Library, Trustees of Mt. Hope Cem- 
etery, Commissione)[on the Sinking Funds, Audit- 
or of Accounts, Treasurer, Collector of Taxes, 
Weighers and Insnectors of Lighters, Managers 
of the Old South Association. Passed. Sent up. 

Mr. Pratt of Ward 23 offered an order— That a 
Joint Special Committee on Public P<»rks, con- 
sisting of five members of the Common Council, 
with sucn as the Board of Aldermen may join, be 
appointed to consider and report upon the sub- 
jects of the proposed West Roxbury and City 
Point Parks, addition to Highland Park and Ar. 
nold Arboretum, and such other matters as may 
be referred to it; and that all the petitions, docu- 
ments and papers relating to those subjects now 
before the City Goveru'uent be referred to that 
committee. Passed. Sent up. 

Mr. Hart of Ward 18 offered an order— That 
Thursday next at sy™ o'clock P. M. be assigned as 
a time lor this Couiicil to proceed to the election 
of a Committee on Accounts on the part of this 
Council. 

Passed, and Messrs. Hart of Ward 18, Lauten 
of Ward 14, and Walsh of Ward 3 were appoint- 
ed a committee to nominate candidates. 

Mr. Hilton of Ward 5 offered an order— That a 
joint special committee ce appointed to consider 
what disposition shall be made of the several 
topics in the Mayor's address. Passed, and 
Messrs. iMorrison of Ward 5, Hart of Ward 18 and 
Barry of Ward 16 were appointed on ^aid com- 
mittee. Sent up. 

Mr. Lovell of Ward 1 offered an order— That the 
Municipal Register be printed under the direc- 
tion of the Joint Committee on Rules and Orders, 
who may employ such assistance as may be 
deemed advisable, and that they also prepare a 
pocket edition of the Rules and Orders and a list 
of the members and committees; the expense to 
loe charged to the appropiiation for Printing. 
Passed. Sent up. 

Mr. Pray of Ward 8 offered an order— That 
when this Courcil adjourns it be to meet on 
Thursday next at 71/2 o'clock P. M., and that that 
be the day and hour for the regular meeting of 
the Common Couueil until otherwise ordered. 
Passed. 

Mr. Bigelow of Ward 25 offered an order — That 
Thursday next, at eight o'clock P.M., be assigned 
as a time for the election, on the part of this 
Council, of a Standing Committee on Finance. 
Passed, and Messrs. Bigelow of Ward 25, Park- 
man ot Ward 9, and Hilton of Ward 5 were ap- 
pointed a committee to nominate candidates. 

Mr. Devlin of Ward 13 offered an order — That a 
joint special committee consisting of five mem- 
bers of this board, with such as the Board of Al- 
dermen may join, be appointed to resume the 
consideration of the report of the commissioners 
on the treatment of the poor. Passed. Sent up. 

Mr. Hilton ot Ward 5 offered an order— That a 
special committee consisting of three members of 
this board, with such as the Board of Aldermen 
may join, be appointed to consider the subject of 
a new bridge to Charlestown. Passed. Sent up. 

The order passed by this Council in regard to 
the joint rules and orders came down concurred 
in, with an amendment making the order read as 
follows: 

Ordered, That the joint rules and orders of the 
City Council or 1880 be adopted as the joint rules 
and orders of the present City Council until other- 



wise ordered, and that the Chairman of the Board 
of Aldermen, with one other member of that 
branch and the President and two members of 
the Common Council, be a committee to examine 
and report if any additions or .alterations are 
needed therein. 

The President stated the effect of the amend- 
mett to be in the change in the constitution of the 
committee, and that by the amendment a vote of 
twc-tfiids of both branches would be r.ecessary to 
make a change in the joint rules, instead of a ma- 
jority vote of either branch, as proposed by the 
order passed by the Common Council. 

Mr. Whitmore of Ward 12—1 hope we shall rot 
concur in the amendment of the Board ot Alder- 
men in either respect. The reason for increasing 
the number of the joint committee to eight, in- 
stead of the customary number of live, is because 
ot the decision of the City Solicitor, made last 
December, which will be remembered by the 
members of the last City Council, ana which ren- 
ders it highly probable that a great number of 
changes and additions will have to lie made in 
the joint rules. It would seem, therefore, more 
desirable that it should be considered by a larger 
committee than we usually have, and we shall 
have, moreover, the advantage of the attendance 
of three Aldermen instead of two, and therefore 
be able to have a better opportunity to convince 
the members of that Boara of the necessity for 
the changes. On that uoint, however, I imagine 
there will be very little dispute and discussion 
between the two branches, for if we desire 
a larger committee, I have no doubt the Al- 
dermen, on consideration, will concur with us. 
In regard to the form in which the amendment is 
drafted, I think it will be very unwise for the 
Council at the present time to agree to the old 
joint rules. The motion as presented by me would 
provide for the temporary use of these joint 
rules; but as for binding ourselves in advance to 
stand by an old system which has been pro- 
nounced defective in many respects, and which 
will perhaps require to be examined and revised, 
seems to be unwise on the part of this Council. I 
hope, therefore, that the Council will non-concur 
in the amendment, and insist upon the order as 
orignally passed; and I hope that if any member 
intends to vote to the contrary there will be some 
reason stated to controvert the reasons which 1 
have given, and which to my mind seem to be so 
weighty. If I am mistaken in my views, I am 
willing to withdraw the suggestions I have made. 
I rely upon my experience ot last year, and upon 
the opinion of the City Solicitor ot last Decem- 
ber, and which I believe most of the members of 
the Council of last year who are lawyers consid- 
ered to be a matter of grave importance. 

Mr. Pratt of Ward 21 called for the reading of 
the order as amended by the other branch, the 
President read it. 

Mr. Pratt— I a^:ree with the gentleman from 
Ward 12 in thinking it may be wise to make the 
committee larger than is provided for in the 
amendment. When the order was passed here 
rather hastily, I noticed a change in the wording 
from the usual form, and am glad that the Alder- 
men have suggested an amendment to change it, 
and for this reason: As I understood the reading 
of the original order, it gave power to a majority 
of the members of either branch to lay aside the 
joint rules, which would certainly be very unde- 
sirable. As the order stands now, a majority vote 
of both branches may otherwise order' in regard 
to the joint rules. That is to say, it does not re- 
quire a two-thirds vote in concurrence of both 
branches, as the rules provide for after they have 
been finally adopted; but it requires the joint 
action ot both branches of the City Government 
to set aside a joint rule, just as I think it should 
be, and in which I think the members of the 
Council will agree with me. 

Mr. Whitmore of Ward 12— The gentleman fails 
still to see the object of the proposed change. The 
matter will come to the attention of the Council 
in this way: If the Board of Aldermen refuse to 
make any change — supposing it be out of obsti- 
nacy, if such a case can be imagined, that they 
would refuse to make the change recommended, 
and which it were clearly the duty of the Board 
of Aldermen to pass— by adopting the course 
which the gentleman from Ward 21 wishes, we 
shall have tied our hands for the rest of the 
year, and we can make no change in, or addition 
to, our rules without the concurrence of the Board 
of Aldermen. Now, sir, it seenis to me we are go- 
ing too fast to say that we shall not make changes 
in our rules. It is not as in the case of past years 



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that we adopt rules about which there is no dis- 
pute. But this year there is an opinion of the City 
Solicitor, which was presented to the last Common 
Council, and nothing but a lack of time prevented 
some action being taken upon ir. 1 think there 
is not the slightest intention on the part of this 
branch to ao anything unwise or uncourteous, 
but it will require a pretty clear case to change 
the rules as they now stand. If we pass this 
amendment we shall tie our hands for the rest of 
the year. It is not necessary for this branch or 
the Board of Aldermen to show any obstinacy by 
adhering to a set of rules which may be illegal, 
and by passing this order we shall merely wait 
until the report of the Committee on Joint'Rules 
and Orders. I take it for granted that this Coun- 
cil will be ready under no circumstances to make 
hasty changes in the joint rules, or to say that 
they will be no longer bound by them. As I un- 
derstand, the distinction between the rules o± 
this body and the joint rules is this: Whenever 
we have adopted joint rules it is then an agree- 
ment between the two branches which cannot be 
changed except by vote of both branches. There 
is no reason for taking up a set of rules, which 
the highest authorities think require revi- 
siOQ, in this haty manner. If the gentleman 
from Ward 21, or any other gentleman, desires 
more time to considei- it, I think we had better 
postpone further consideration of the subject 
until the next meeting. We are here with nearly 
half of this body composed of new members. 
The exercises are not, perhaps, favorable for due 
consideration. We are crowded by outsiders on 
the floor and in the ante-rooms, and are not in a 
position to discuss the matter, it it requires any 
deliberation. It is for that reason that I ask the 
members not to pass anoider in a hurry which 
cannot be changed again for a year without the 
consent of the other branch. If we concur in the 
amendment, we are tying our hands from further 
consideration of the' subject. The order I pro- 
posed seems to be a moderate and deliberate step, 
and yet not one which can be revoked for any 
slight cause. As I have said, no member of this 
body will, I think, vote to change the joint rules 
until the committee have reported. 

Mr. Barry of Ward 16—1 move that this matter 
be specially assigned to the next meeting of the 
Council, at nine o'clock. 

Mr. Wheeler of Ward 10— I have nothing to say 
except that I hope the motion to assign will pre- 
vail. 

Mr. Pratt of Ward 21—1 see no reason why there 
should be any special assignment of this subject. 
I did think that before the gentleman from Ward 
12 had concluded his remarks he would have ex- 
tended his vision to the point which I wanted him 
to observe. It is very true, as he says, that this 
is but a temporary agreement. It is also true, 
and the principle upon which we adopt the rules, 
that they are an agreement between the two 
branches that in matters upon which we have to 
act in concurrence we will observe certam rules 
in passing them. But the gentleman from Ward 
12 asks us to agree to au agreement which is not 
an agreement to that effect. But he asks us to 
agree to a set of joint rules and orders which may 
be set aside by a majority vote of either branch 
whenever they see fit. What kind of an 
agi'eement is that? When we have made an 
agreement to act jointly by certain rules, those 
rules ought not to be set aside except by concur- 
rent action. We do not suppose the Aldermen 
are idiots. I do not suppose they will concur in 
such an order, especially after the suggestion 
which the gentleman has made, which says that 
we are not bound in our action, but also provides 
for the adoption of joint rules by one branch 
which will be binding upon both branches. I 
understand the trouble with the gentleman to be 
that he wants to say that this branch can set 
aside any one of those joint rules by a majority 
vote, and adopt another set by the same process. 
That would be the effect of his order, as 1 under- 
stand it. Now, how can either branch modify a 
set ot joint rules by any reasonable arrange- 
ment? I think no further time is required to 
consider this question. This is a temporary ex- 
pedient to adopt a set of rules which have been 
good enough for a year, and have been substan- 
tially in use for a series of years. 

Mr. Whiimore— The gentleman still persists in 
misleaiiing the new members of the Council — 
probably not intentionally. I do not consider the 
Board of Aldermen to be a set of idiots. I do not 
class myself among them, and the gentleman 
from Ward 21 does not class himself or any mem- 



bers of this Council among them. But the gen- 
tleman knows perfectly well that when we have 
made a bargain with the other branch and passed 
a collection of rules— which I venture to say not 
one in three of the new members have looked at, 
and of which not even the old members have that 
knowledge that they might have— so that it can 
be changed by a majority vote, he is misleading. 
Whatever we do today is binding until the other 
branch concurs. Having had the opinion of the 
City Solicitor thrust upon us in the last hours of 
the last Council, I say there is reason for us to 
pause before we tie ourselves for a year. I 
know that the President of this Council, 
if he could take the floor, could state many 
things which are in the ordinances, which should 
go into the joint rules, and that there are 
many things in the joint rules which should be 
changed. As I said, I do not believe a majority 
of this Council are going to do anything hastily. 
If they rested on my say-so, perhaps they might. 
But a motion of this kind, to lay it over until the 
next meeting, seems to be the safest and wisest 
course to adopt. The assignment to the next meet- 
ing will certainly give us time to consult the mem- 
bers of the Board of Aldermen and see if there 
is likely to be any objection, and then we can 
take the matter up and act intelligently. 

Mr. Greenough ot Ward 9—1 do not agree with 
the gentleman who has just taken his seat, and I 
agree most decidedly with the gentleman from 
Ward 21 in the opposition he has made to the 
adoption of the joint rules as proposed by the 
gentleman from Ward 12. It seems to me the 
rules which have hitherto served so admi- 
rably for the last few years, except that 
motion which the gentleman from Ward 12 
says you must omit, are well enough for 
us to start upon for the ordinary business 
of the next week or two. If any changes must be 
made, I believe the Board of Aldermen will not re- 
fuse to make them in concurrence with the Com- 
mon Council. I also agree to the amendment in 
the constitution of the committee. I think there 
is no one in this Council so admirably adapted for 
such a committee as the President of this body 
and the gentlem3n from Wards 12 and 21 who 
have spoken. I shall vote for the amendment 
coming from the Board of Aldermen. 

Mr. Pratt of Ward 21— If the motion to postpone 
is not carried I shall offer an amendment to pro- 
vide for the adoption of all the joint rules and 
orders except Rule 23, which provides that a 
change can be made only by a vote of two-thirds 
of both branches, as that seems to be the objec- 
tion which the gentleman from Ward 12 raises. 

Mr. Devlin of Ward 13— It appears to me the 
motion of the gentleman from Ward 12 is a good 
one. There seems to be a good deal of mystery 
about this matter between the several speakers, 
and I think that if we put the matter off until the 
next meeting we can come to a satisfactory con- 
clusion. 

Mr. Hart of Ward 18—1 can see no hurt in re- 
ferring this to the meeting next Thursday even- 
ing. It will give the new members a chance to 
inquire about it. 

The motion to assign to the next meeting at 
nine o'clock prevailed. 

Mr. Wheeler ot Ward 10 offered an order— That 
Ave members of this Council, with such as the 
Board of Aldermen may join, be appointed to 
take charge of the improvement of Stony Brook, 
under the provisions of chapter 196 of the acts of 
1874, with authority to remove obstruction in and 
over said brook or the tributaries thereof, to 
divert the water and alter the course and deepen 
the channel thereof, and to take and purchase 
such lands as may be required for said purpose. 
Passed. Sent up. 

An order came down for the ia,ppointment of a 
joint specal committee to take charge of the con- 
struction of the system of improved sewerage for 
the present municipal year. Passed in concur- 
rence. 

Mr.'williams of Ward 11 offered an order— That 
the joint standing committees when appointed 
resume the unfinished business appropriate to 
them, referred from the last City Council. Passed. 
Sent up. 

Mr. Parkman of Ward 9 offered an order— That 
a Standing Committee on Elections be appointed, 
to consist of five members of this Council. 

paggArl- 

Mr. Hosley of Ward 15 offered an order— That 
all bills for refreshments or carriage hire in- 
curred by the Common Council, the standing 
committees of the Common Council, or individual 



JANUARY 



1881, 



6 



members of the Common Council, while engaged 
in the discharge of official duty, after hav- 
ing been approved by the committee, or 
by the members who incurred the same, 
the President of the Common Council is author- 
ized to approve, and the Auditor of Accounts is 
authorized to allow the same for payment from 
the contingent fund of the Common Council, pro- 
vided that no bill shall be approved by the Presi- 
dent unless it shall he presented to him for ap- 
proval before the eod of the month next succeed- 
ing that within which the expense caused by 
such bill was incurred. Passed. 
Mr. Lovell of Ward 1 presented the following: 
To the President and Members of the Common 
Council— Your petitioner, Martin T, Folan, re- 
spectfully represents that at the last municipal 
election he received more votes than Joseph B. 
Gomez for the Common Council of 1881 from 
Ward 13, and that he was, and said Joseph B, 
Cromez was not, duly elected thereto. Wherefore 
j'our petitioner prays that the said Joseph B. 
Gomez may be deprived of his seat, and your pe- 
titioner admitted thereto. 

MARTIN T. Folan. 
By Harvey N. Shepard, Attorney. 
To the President and Members of the Common 
Council— Your petitioner, Christopher J. Spence- 
ley, respectfully represents that at the last mu- 
nicipal election he received more votes than Jere- 
miah J. McNamara for the Common Council of 



1881 from Ward 19, and that he was, and said 
Jeremiah J. McNamara was not, duly elected 
thereto. Wherefore your petitioner prays that 
the said Jeremiah J. McNamara may be deprived 
of his seat and your petitioner admitted thereto. 
Christopher J. Spenceley. 
By Harvey N. Shepard, Attorney. 

Severally referred to the Standing Committee 
on Elections when appointed. 

Mr. Greenough of Ward 9 moved to proceed to 
the choice of seats. 

Mr. Lauten moved that Mr. Morrison of Ward 
23 and the senior member and Mr. Whitmore of 
Ward 12, ex-Fresident of the Council, be allowed 
to choose their seats anywhere in the chamber. 

Mr. Morrison of Ward 23 hoped no such indul- 
gence would be granted him, as he was willing to 
take his chances with the rest. 

Mr. Lovell of Ward 1 moved to amend so that 
the members of the Council of last year have the 
privilege of retaining their old seats if they deem 
it advisable. 

The amendment was rejected. The original 
motion was declared lost. Mr. Lauten doubted 
the vote. The Council was divided— 29 for, 30 
against. 

The members proceeded to the choice of seats 
in the usual manner. 

Adjourned, on motion of Mr. Devlin of Ward 13, 
and stood adjourned until Thursday next at ly^ 
P.M. 



ooM.MOJsr oouNoir,, 



CITY OF BOSTON. 



Proceedings of the Common Council, 

JANUARY 6, 1881. 



Regular meeting at 7l^ P. M., Andrew J. Bailey, 
President, in the chair. 

MEMBEES QUALIFIED. 

Mr. Parkman of Ward 9 presented the creden- 
tials of Mr. James W. Pope, member-elect of the 
Common Council from Ward 9, and moved that a 
committee be appointed to conduct him to be 
qualified. Carried, and Mr. Parkman was ap- 
pointed said committee. The committee retired, 
and presently reported that Mr. Pope had been 
duly qualified b>' the City Clerk, and was entitled 
to a seat in the Common Council. Mr. Pope took 
his seat at the board. 

The President read the following: 

City Clfkk's Office, ) 
Boston, Jan. 6, 1881. ) 

P. James Maguire, a mem her- elect of the Com- 
mon Council of this city from Ward 19, whose 
certificate of election Is herewith transmitted, 
was this day qualified by taking and subscribing 
the prescribed oaths of office before me. 

S. F. McCleaby, 

City Clerk. 

Placed on file. 

STANDING committee ON ELECTIONS. 

The t'resident announced the following as the 
Standing Committee on Elections of the Common 
Council: Messrs. Wharton of Ward 11, Deoney of 
Ward 12, Welch of Ward 7, Wheeler of Ward 10 
and Means of Ward 20. 

joint kules and orders. 

Mr. Whitmore of Ward 12—1 move to suspend 
the rule in order that we may take up the special 
assignment for nine o'clock. It has been sug- 
gested to me that unless some action is taken in 
regard to the joint rulps, we can hardly proceed 
to any elections covered by those rules. The mo- 
tion I have offered will meet with very little 
trouble, and we shall be able to pass upon the 
joiut rules, at least so far as this body is con- 
cerned. 

The rule was suspended, and the Council took 
up the special assignment for nine o'clock P. M. , 
viz.: 

Order for a committee to consider and report 
on the subject of joint rules, and for the adop- 
tion of the rules of last year until otherwise or- 
dered. 

The question was upon concurring with the 
Boaro of Aldermen in the amendment made to 
the order of the Council. 

Mr. Whitmore— 1 desire to offer a substitute for 
the order, because an amendment having been 
made by the other branch, it will, perhaps, rather 
confuse the matter. I offer the following as a 
substirute for the amended order, and will ex- 
plain it ifterwards. 

The President — Mr. Whitmore moves to non- 
concur with the Board of Aldermen, and offers 
the following as a substitute: 

Ordered, That the first eighteen of the joint 
rules of the City Council of 1880 be and are hereby 
adopted as joint rules of this City Council, with 
the omission of the words "call meetings of the 
committee and" in the second rule; and that a 
joint committee consisting of three Aldermen and 
five members of the Common Council be appoint- 
ed to consider and report any changes or addi- 
tions which may be deemed necessary. 

Mr. Whitmore— The Council will observe that 
all the principal joint rules are contained in the 
first eighteen rules. The reason why I desired to 
have the matter postponed before, for delibera- 
tion, was on account of the objections which I 
feel towards passing Rules 19, 20, 21 and 22. Rule 
23 was to be suspended under the motion of the 
gentleman from Ward 21. It calls for a two-thirds 
vote when any of the joint rules are to be sus- 
pended. All these rules describe the manner in 
which money is to be spent from the funds of 
both branches. The present system, I think all 
the members will agree with me, is very bad 
indeed. The system is bad and the working 
of it is bad. I desire to call the attention of 
the Council to a few figures to show that this is 
by no means a trivial subject. The expenditures 
for the financial year 1879--80, for the incidental 



expenses of both branches, confining myself 
merely to the items of carriage hire and refresh- 
ments, amounted to $15,833.66— nearly $16,000, 
spent by both branches for refreshments and car- 
riages. Believing, as I do, that the present sys- 
tem tor spending money is wasteful and extrava- 
gant, and that a better one can be devised, it 
seemed to me we ought not to be in a great hurry 
to perpetuate the old system. I have made a 
few figures to show the plan upon which it is 
conducted at present. Each branch— the Alder- 
men and the Common Council— annually vote 
themselves a certain sum of money for contingent 
expenses. Besides tbat, every committee in 
charge of an appropriation is allowed to charge 
its incidental expenses to that appropriation. 
The consequence is that any one examining the 
accounts, and not familiar with the system, will 
find one committee charging its expenses to one 
account and another committee charging its ex- 
penditures to another account. I find that the 
total amount of expenses of the various 
committees was $4657, that the contingent 
fund of the Commoa Council amounted 
to .SSIOO, and that of the Board of Alriermen 
to $3288. There are three committees which are 
composed enti:ely of Aldermen, so that I am able 
to say that a fair division of the expenses be- 
tween the two branches would be this, that the 
Aldermen have spent $7543.28, and the Common 
Council $6399 55. In other words, the expense for 
eash Alderman amounts to about $550, and the 
expense of each Councilman to about $90. I do 
not desiie to go into this matter of the various 
committees, because I am merely showing how 
the money is spent. I do not wish to attribute 
any extravagance to any committee in the ex- 
penditures lor the past year, but I do wish to call 
attention to the fact that this money has been 
spent in a v*-ry irregular manner, and that no 
proper system of accounts has been kept. One of 
the rule- , the twentieth.which caused considerable 
discussion, provides that no bill for refreshments 
which include liquors or cigars shall be approved 
hy the Chairman unless it has been authorized by 
the board or committee. The result is that every 
committee passes a vote for the Chairman to ap- 
pi ove bills. Then the bills are brought in with- 
out any details, all in gross, and every member is 
held accountable for the entire expenses of his 
committee. It seems to me that without inter- 
fering with the privileges of the Aldermen or 
mem liers of the Common Council, this system is 
defective, and should be changed. If we do not 
do it now, it will be too late when the rules have 
been adopted by both branches. It has occurred 
to me that it will be best to have every member 
responsible for every expenditure which he in- 
cuis. Bejon"! that, there is a great waste of 
money, because while a portion is wasted by a 
system, a great deal is wasted without any sys- 
tem at all. For instance, the Board of Alder- 
men have an arrangement with a hotel, 
so that when they go "there to dine they are 
charged a dollar and a half apiece, and every- 
thing beyond that, wines and liquors and cigars, 
is charged extra. On the other hand, if one of 
uiy colleagues in the Common Council here should 
go there to have a dinner he may be charged two 
or three times as much as that, because the bills 
are made up at the highest rate which stands on 
the bill of fare of the hotel to which they go. 
Now it seems to m(^, that without being at all 
niggardly in such matters.some simple and proper 
arrangement can be made by which every one of 
ns who goes to take dinner at Parker's, Young's 
or any other hotel, shall be charged a proper and 
reasonable price. Because we are spending the 
city's money, there is no reason why there should 
be any waste of it. Then there is another reason: 
While I do not wish to curtail anv expenditures, it 
does seem to me that each member ought to be 
responsible for what he has, and it has occurred 
to some members that a simple arrangement to 
accomplish this can be devised and carried out. 
But if we once pass these rules it will be too late 
to do anything the present year. I therefore have 
moved that we accept most of the rules of last 
year with the one trifling exception I have named, 
and leave all these other rules to be considered 
and reported upon, and a proper plan to be re- 
ported to the Council. If I may be allowed to 
make a personal reference, I may say that I speak 
by authority on this matter, because it was 
niy duty to audit the bills for one year, and 
I know how wickedly extravagant these bills 
have been. While I have no desire to curtail 
individual members in their privileges, I do 



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8 



desire to see a proper system or keeping these 
accounts established. The only exception 
tliat I have made in tlie rules proposed to 
be adopted, I may say, is in the second joint 
rule, which provides that in e joint committee th3 
Alderman first named shall be chairman— I make 
no objection to that whatever — and he shall call 
meetings of the committee, which has been found 
to work badly in practice. Ic has sometimes been 
almost impossible to have the attendance of 
Aldermen on a committee. It has seemed to me 
to be better to leave that matter to the committee 
to rculate for themselves. It does not curtail 
their powers, but leaves each committee to call 
meetings themselves. It seems unwise to hamper 
committees by making a provision that the chair- 
men shall call meetings. In regard to these rules 
for junketing, I think the Council will agree with 
me that it is better to leave it open for further 
consideration and discussion. 

Mr. Greenough of Ward 9— At the last meeting 
of the Council I was in favor of the temporary 
passage of these joint rules, but subsequent re- 
flection on the subject has convinced ine that I 
was wrong, and I am now prepared to agree en- 
tirely with the gentleman from Ward i2. The 
committee appointed to consider the rules and 
orders of the Common Council had a conference 
this afternoon, and after examining the rules 
which they will submit to you at the proper time, 
they hastily looked over the joint rules, and they 
thought they might be saftly adopted, with the 
same small changes which the gentleman has 
pointed out to you. I think it is an advantage 
which we should take at this time. In relation 
to the expenditures for junketing by the two 
branches, I am not prepared to express 
any opinion. I do not think the commit- 
tee should be called on to express just how 
they think the present system can be improved, 
but on reflection I am perfectly willing to 
say that I think the present system can be im- 
proved, and that we shall do well in this Council 
to decline to adopt the present joint rules in fuil 
without a further conference. I hope the motion 
made by the gentleman from Ward 12 will pre- 
vail. 

The Council voted to non-concur with the Board 
of Aldermen, and adopted the substitute offered 
by Mr. Whitmore. 

Mr. Whitmore moved a reconsideration, hoping 
it would not prevail. Lost. Sent np. 

FINANCE COMMITTEE. 

Mr. Bigelow of Ward 25 moved to suspend the 
rule in order to take up the special assignment 
for eight o'clock, viz., the election of a committee 
on finance. Carried, and Mr. Bigelow submitted 
the following: 

The special committee appointed to nominate 
suitable candidates for a Standing Committee|ou 
Finance on the part of this Board, having con- 
sidered the subject, respectfully report in part at 
this time by recommending the election of the 
following-named persons: 

Thom as N. Hart. 
Francis W. Pray. 
William F. Wharton. 
Malcolm S. Greenough. 
William Welch. 
Otis D. Dana. 

And the committee respectfully ask for further 
time in which to nominate another candidate. 
For the Committee, 

Austin Bigklow. 

The report was accepted. 

Mr. Bigelow moved to proceed to an election, 
and that the six gentlemen having the highest 
number of votes and a majority be declared 
elected. 

The President directed that the motion be re- 
duced to wilting, aid Mr. Bigelow offered the 
following: 

Ordered, That we proceed to the election, and 
that the six members having the highest number 
of votes and a majority be declared elected as a 
Finance Committee for the ensuing ye<tr. 

Mr. Pratt of Ward 1— I would inquire what rea- 
son there is for hiiving the motion in that form ? 

Mr. Bigelow— The committee have reported six 
names. The Finance Committee is composed of 
seven members. We have left a vacancy and 
asked for further time to report the other name. 

The President— Then does the Chair understand 
that the motion should be that the Council pro- 
ceed to the election of six members of the Com 
mittee on Finance? That should be the motion, 
in the opinion of the Chair. 



Mr. Whitmore- 1 do not understand the gentle- 
man's object, unless he is afraid that there may 
be other names placed upon the ballot, and that 
there will be some objection on that score. I do 
not understand that we can at this time alter the 
number of that committee and reduce it to six, 
but that it is perfectly competent for us to go 
ahead and elect six out of the seven who are to be 
elected. Of course, if there are more than six 
names on a ballot, that ballot will be cast out. 
Beyond that, the statement that unless a person 
receives a majority he is not elected is superflu- 
ous, tor no one can be elected unless he receives 
a majority. If there is anything else in the order, 
it ought to be explained. 1 certainly think that 
motion ought to be explained. I do not under- 
stand it. 

Mr. Parkman of Ward 9— The idea of that mo- 
tion is this: The Comnjittee on Finance consists 
of seven members. The committee have reported 
six names, des-lring to leave a vacancy, and asked 
for further time to report on that va'cancy. The 
gentleman from Ward 12 will see very well, that 
though only six men might be voted for on one 
bailor, yet it might happen, by scratching or oth- 
erwise, that seven men would have a majority of 
the votes cast. The committee wanted to avoid 
that. 

The President — The Chair would suggest that, 
if the gentleman from Ward 25 will allow, he will 
put the motion as he thinks it should be, and it 
will save time: 

Ordered, That the Council proceed to the elec- 
tion of six members of the Committee on Fi- 
nance. 

Mr. Bigelow accepted the suggestion. 

The question was upon the passage of the order. 

Mr. Williams of Ward 11— I ask for the ruling 
of the Chair as to whether we can change the 
Committee on Finance at this time? As there 
are seven members, whether we can elect only 
six? 

The President— The Council can elect as many 
as It sees fit. 

Mr. Whitmore--I move that the matter be spe- 
cially assigned to the next meeting of the Coun- 
cil, to enable the committee to complete the list. 
It is a matter which seems to bring up special 
complications, and I am not aware of any neces- 
sity for the election of a Committee on Finance 
tonight. I move that it be specially assigned, 
until we can have the matter cleared up. 

Mr. Pratt of Ward 21—1 would suggest that the 
gentleman withdraw the motion to specially as- 
sign and adopt the suggestion of recommitting 
tlie matter to the nominating Committee. That 
will accomplish the purpose he suggests, of lay- 
ing it over till the next meeting, and I think it 
will be the better way to do. For my part, I 
think the gentlemen have nominated a very ex- 
cellent list of names for the Committee on Fi- 
nance, but inasmuch as it is incomplete, and they 
have assigned no reasons for reporting only six 
names, it seems to me proper to have the report 
recommitted, and this order might be referred 
with it. 

Mr. Whitmore— I belitve the technical difficulty 
was that we accepted the report and passed an 
order to ballot. But on the other hand the thing 
can be done in two ways, namely, postpone the 
ballot until the'next meeting, and then reconsider 
the vote accepting the report. The further con- 
sideration of the ballot can be specially assigned 
to the next meeting, and if the acceptance of 
the repoit is reconsidered, any gentleman can 
move that it be recommitted. 

Mr, Bigelow— I nope the Council will procet d to 
an election. I would say in behalf of the com- 
mittee, that the reason they have reported only 
six names is that Mr. Turner was very anxious, 
in case Mr. Sweeney of Ward 2 is reelected, that 
he should be on the Finance Committee. For 
that reason the committee reported only six 
names. 

Mr. Pratt— I hope the motion of the gentleman 
from Ward 12 will prevail. I am very glad he has 
accepted my suggestion. I am free to say— know- 
ing, as I do, the first five who are named on the 
list for members of the Finance Committee, all 
being old members of the Council, and believing 
that they will not take any remark I may make as 
directed personally to either if them— that the 
committee is certainly a little curiously consti- 
tuted, I have spoken with each member of the 
Nominating Committee, and take their word for 
it, that there was no design in the composition of 
this committee, except to select the best meiifor 
the Finance Committee who are not already 



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engaged on too many committees. I believe 
those were the words of one of the Nomi- 
nating Committee. But, Mr, President, it is 
known to every member of this Council, that 
there are certain questions relating to public im- 
provements which will come before the Council 
this year, and it is expected tbat they shall be 
considered. Every member who was here last 
year will recognize the fact that, however it came 
about, the Nominating Committee could not have 
packed the committee against any public im- 
provements, if they had tried to, any better than 
iQ presenting that list for a Finance Committee. 
Now, Mr. President, I do not say it is packed, for 
I know it is not. I do not say tbat those gentle- 
men are not the best on this floor to go on the 
Finance Committee. They are all gentlemen, and 
all gentlemen for whom I have the greatest re- 
spect. But I do think that a Committee on Fi- 
nance, to whom every order is referred which 
relates to any improvement or that calls for a 
loan orl any large expenditure of money, 
should not be constituted so that it is known 
beforehand that they are opposed to such orders. 
I do not mean to say they will be so, for I believe 
they are candid men, and will vote as they think 
best uuder the circumstances. But they are gen- 
tlemen who were known to be opposed to cer- 
tain improvements last year, and is it to be un- 
derstood that this Committee on Finance will be 
so conservative that they will be opposed to 
everything? That isn't the way committees 
are ordinarily made up here. 1 think there 
should be at least a reconsideration of the list of 
names after this tact has been pointed out to the 
nominating committee. Therefore I hope the 
motion of the gentleman from Ward 12 will pre- 
vail, and I hope that the committee, and trust 
that the gentlemen whose names have been pre- 
sented here on this report, will neither of them 
misunderstand the suggestion I make. I see the 
gentleman from Ward 18 smiles at my remarks. 
I know very well his feeliQgs in regard to the mat- 
ter which 1 have suggested. I am happy to see his 
name at the head of the list, and want to see it 
stand there. I should like to see all these gentle- 
men placed where they can be useful to the city; 
but I repeat the suggestion, that in so important 
a committee as that on tinance — to whom every 
matter of expenditure is to be referred, and 
whose suggestions are to be heard with respect — 
should not be constituted of men known to be 
opposed to measures of public improvement 
which are known to be before the City Govern- 
ment and must be considered. 

Mr. Parkman — The committee will not be in 
any better position a week from tonight than 
they are now. They will uot be able to report 
a name to fill the vacancy in time for that meet- 
ing, and I am told by those in authority that it is 
better for us to have part of the Finance Com- 
mittee elected at the present time, even if we 
cannot have the whole. I think the gentleman 
from Ward 21 is rather curious. He alludes to 
the fact that these gentlemen are unable to 
change their minds, that they are predisposed to 
one course of action and nothing can turn them. 
The committee reported the names of six gentle- 
men whom they believed will laiily represent this 
Council as the members of its Finance Commit- 
tee. It seems to me to be best to proceed to the 
election o£ six members of the committee to- 
night, and let the committee bring in the other 
name afterward. 

Mr. Whitmore— I think the remarks of the gen- 
tleman from Ward 21 are calculated to give us 
reason for passing the motion which I offered. It 
had not occurred to me when I first looked at 
this matter, but as one of the glorious minority of 
anti-park men, I think I recognize the names of 
some of my associates on that minority, in the 
names proposed for Finance Committee. Though 
it is perfectly true that a new member forgets 
what he took pare in the last year, yet I think 
every one of us, if we were in Congress, for in- 
stance, and wanted to carry through free trade, 
we should not want a committee constituted of 
members from Pennsylvania and Connecticut. 
On the other hand, if I were introducing a Green- 
back measure, I would n't want to have a 
committee constituted of New York bank- 
ers. When gentlemen have taken part in 
a debate, their ideas are pretty well known, and I 
think the gentleman from Ward 21 has reason to 
feel that any Park scheme would have pretty 
hard service with the material on the proposed 
Finance Committee. For iny part, I hope it will 



continue so, but I do not wonder that he takes a 
different view of it. The reasons given for the 
vacancy are such as should cause us to pause 
before going any farther in this matter. There- 
fore, I hope the motion to reconsider and recom- 
mit will pass, so that we may have a full list 
presented to us. But in regard to the anxiety of 
any official to have the list tilled out, I do not 
think it should weigh, unless it should be 
shown that the Government will sufiler. In 
this case, it is a dispensation of Providence that 
has caused the vacancy, and therefore our wor- 
thy Auditor, who desires the committee elected, 
should acquiesce in such a dispensation. 

Mr. Lovell of Ward 1— Before the gentleman 
from Ward 21 began to explain this matter I was 
in favor of the motion of the gentleman from 
Ward 12. But I have since changed my mind. 1 
feel like complimenting the Nominating Commit- 
tee on the work they have done. I did not ob- 
serve the complexion of the committee until the 
gentleman from Ward 21 pointed it out, and I 
will defy any committee, or any body of men, to 
nominate a safer set of men to cake care of the 
finances of the city of Boston than those who are 
nominated to be members of the Finance Com- 
mittee on the part of the Common Council. I 
feel perfectly safe in voting for those fix men, 
and, as I said before, I now feel that we should 
proceed to an election, and I hope I shall have a 
hance to vote for them tonight. 

Mr. Parkman— I suggest that the gentleman 
from Ward 12 make his motion so that the elec- 
tion shall be postponed for two weeks. Under 
the circumstances under which we desire to make 
the nomination, if the report should be recom- 
mitted it will be better to have it lecommitted to 
be reported in two weeks instead of one. But I 
do not wish to be understood as favoring post- 
ponement. 

Mr. Whitmore accepted the suggestion, and 
moved that the election be postponed for two 
weeks. The question was put and declared lost. 
Mr. Whitmore doubted the vote and called for a 
division, which was had— 29 for, 35 against. Be- 
fore the result was announced Mr. Whitmore 
called for the yeas and nays, and they were or- 
dered. The motion was lost— yeas 31, nays 35. 

Yeas— Barry, Bartlett, Bowker, Boyle, Coiilin, 
Connell, Costello, Cronin, Daly, Denney, Devlin, 
Doherty, Fitzpatrick, Gomez, Gove, Lauten, 
Mathews, McCormick, J. A. McLaughlin, P.J. 
McLaughlin, McNamara, Powers, Pratt, Quigley, 
Rogers, Rosnosky, Smith, Teevan, Wakefield, 
Walsh, Whitmore— 31. 

Nays— Beal, Bigelow, Brimbecom, Brown, Child, 
H. Clapp, Cotton, Dana, Dudley, Eddy, Emery, 
Farwell, Fisk, Ford, Freeman, Greenough,Hagar, 
harding. Hart, Hilton, Hosley, Huntress, Lovell, 
Means, N. M. Morrison, P. Morrison, Mullett, 
Murnhy, Parkman, Pope, Pray, Swan, Viles, 
Welch, Williams— 35. 

Absent or not voting— H. B. Clapp, Maguire, 
Wharton, Wheeler— 4. 

Mr. Pratt— [ suppose that the motion of the 
gentleman from Ward 12, to reconsider the vote 
by which the report of the Nominating Commit- 
tee was accepted, will meet the same fate as the 
question upon which a vote has just been taken. 
From one or two remarks which my suggestion 
called out, I wish to repeat my disclaimer, of not 
imputing anything to the Nominating Committee, 
or to the proposed members of the Finance Com- 
mittee. I merely wanted to point out what was a 
curious fact on the face ot the nominations. 
Having done that I did all I intended to do in 
speaking. 

The President — The question is upon the pas- 
sage of the order to proceed to an election of six 
members of the Finance Committee, 

Mr. Whitmore— I would inquire if this comes 
under the 45th rule, requiring that nominations 
tor officers to be elected by ballot shall lie over 
one week ? 

The President— If the gentleman will read that 
rule he will, I think, see where he is mistaken. 

Mr. Whitmore read the rule. 
f The President— I am afraid the word officers 
will settle the question. 

Mr. Whitmore— I think not. It comes near 
enough to have me desire to have the President 
rule upon it. It seems to me that the members of 
the Committee on Finance are officers. They are 
reported upon by a nominating committee the 
same as other officers and reelected by ballot. It 
seems to me it is not stretchine the rfile to re- 
quire them to lie over for a week. 



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1881 



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The President— The Chair will rule that the 
forty-fifth rule of the Council does cot apply to 
committees. 

The order to proceed to ballot, as changed at 
the suggestion of the President, was passed. 

Committee to receive, sort and count votes- 
Messrs. Bigelow of Ward 25, Emery of Ward 18 
and Parkman of Ward 9. 

Mr. Whitmore— I would inquire what would he 
the effect if less than a majority of votes are 

The President— The Chair will rule upon that 
question when it is brought up. 

Mr. Whitmore— It struck me that it was car- 
ried by thirty- six votes, which is less than a ma- 
jority, and it struck me— 

The President— The gentleman will remember 
there is no question before the Council. 

The committee retired, aud on motion of Mr. 
Whitmore the Council took a recess until their 
return. 

Whole number of ballots 64 

Necessary for a choice 33 

Francis W. Pray 64 

William F. Wharton 64 

William .J. Welch 64 

Otis D. Dana 64 

Malcolm S. Greenough 63 

ThomasN.Hart 60 

Ineligible person 1 

The report was accepted, and the gentlmen 
named were declared elected. Sent up. 

COMMITTEE ON ACCOUNTS. 

Mr. Hart of Ward 18 called up the special as- 
signment for eight o'clock, viz., election of a 
Committee on Accounts on the part of the Coun- 
cil. 
Mr. Hart submitted the following : 
The special committee appointed to nominate 
suitable candidates for a standing committee on 
accounts on the part of this Board, having con- 
sidered the subject, respectfully report by recom- 
mending the election of the following-named 
persons: 

Otis B. Dudley, 
James G. Freeman, 
Michael W. Costello, 
Leander Beal, 
John J. Boyle. 
For the Committee, 

Thomas N. Haet. 
Accepted. 

On motion of Mr. Whiimore the rule was sus- 
pended, and he offered the following: 

Ordered, That a recess shall be taken whenever 
a committee is absent for the purpose of count- 
ing ballots until its return. 
Passed. 

Mr. Whitmore moved a reconsideration, hoping 
it would not prevail. Lost. 

Mr. Rogers moved to proceed to the election of 
a Committee on Accounts, Carried. 

Committee— Messrs. Rogers of Ward 2, Walsh 
of Ward 3 and Viles of Ward 8. 

Whole number of ballots 64 

Necessary for choice 33 

Otis B . budley 64 

James (i. Freeman 64 

Michael W. Costello 59 

Leander Beal 64, 

John J. Boyle 64 

The report was accepted, and those gentlemen 
named were declared elected. Sent up. 

PUBLIC EXPENDITURES. 

Mr. Pratt of Ward 21 offered an order— That a 
Joint Special Committee on Public Expenditures, 
consisting of five members of the Common Coun- 
cil, with such as the Board of Aldermen may join, 
be appointed to examine and consider the general 
subject of municipal expenses, the compara- 
tive expenditures of the city of Boston, and 
of each board and department thereof dur- 
ing the past ten years, the rate of taxation in 
Boston as compared with that in other cities, the 
present condition and needs of the various de- 
partments) of this city, and what would be a wise 
and prudent limit for this year of the aggregate 
budget for api^ropriations, and to report thereon 
on or before the third meeting of this Council in 
February next, with such sugerestions and recom- 
mendations as may tend to a reduction of the 
present expenditures and tax rate, without im- 
peding the prosperity of the city or detriment to 
the proper administration of its affairs. 

Passed. 

Mr. Pratt moved a reconsideration, hoping it 
would not prevail. Lost. Sent up. 



COURTESIES TO DISTINGUISHED STRANGERS. 

Mr. Fitzpatrick of Ward 8 offered the following: 
Ordered, That his Honor the Mayor be author- 
ized to extend in behalf of the City Council such 
civilities to distinguished strangers who may vis- 
it the city during ihe present year as may appear 
to be courteous and appropriate; the expense to 
be charged to the appropriation for Incidentals. 
Ordered to a second reading. 

RECORD COMMISSIONERS. 

Mr. Whitmore of Ward 12 offered an order- 
That the Record Commissioners be allowed to 
Stereotype any volume of their reports in future, 
the expense to be included in the appropriation 
for Printing; and that they may reissue their 
second report during the present'year, including 
the expense in their appropriation. 

Mr. Whitmore — I think it proper that the Coun- 
cil should understand the meaning of the order. 
The Record Commissioners, as most of the mem- 
bers know, are issuing various reports which 
have been approved by the City Council, the ap- 
propriation for which has already been made. 
The unexpected popularity of the series has led 
to a great demand for back numbers, which have 
all been distributed. It has been suggested that 
the second report, which is the first volume of 
the Boston rates, be reprinted during the present 
year. The commissioners had calculated to print 
another volume this year, but they will not be 
prepared in time, and they can probably reprint 
this volume better at this time than at any other. 
As it makes no difference in the expenditure, I 
presume the Council will not object to the 
change. The matter of stereotyping comes in the 
same way and will be included in the same ap- 
propriation. It costs a little over a hundred dol- 
lars to stereotype the volume, and it must be 
done at the couimencement. SVe are now com 
mencing upon the second volume of Boston rec 
ords and now is the time to stereotype it. The 
commissioners have power to print, bind and in- 
dex them. As it will not vary the appropriation 
I hope the Ccuucil will give us that power. 

The order was passed. 

INSPECTION OF BUILDINGS. 

Mr. Freeman of Ward 10 offered an order— That 
his Honor the Mayor be instructed to petition the 
Legislature at its present session to so amend 
chapter 197 of the acts of 1880 that it shall not ap- 
ply to buildings constructed of brick, stone or 
iron, unless forty or more operatives are em- 
ployed therein. 

The order was passed to a second reading, and 
on motion of Mr. Whitmore further consideration 
of the subject was specially assigned until the 
next meeting at eight o'clock P. M. 

BADGES. 

Mr. Connell of Ward 20 offered the following : 

Ordered, That Messrs. be a committee to 

procure suitable badges for such members of the 
Common Council as may apply for the same; the 
cost of said badges, not to exceed $5 each, to be 
charged to the contingent fund of the Common 
Council. 

The question was vipon giving the order a sec- 
ond reading. 

Mr. Lovell of Ward 1 moved to amend by sub- 
stituting the following: 

Ordered — That Messrs. be a committee to 

procure suitable tin badges for such members of 
the Common Council as may apply tor the same; 
said badges not to be less than six inches in 
diameter, and the cost thereof, not exceeding 
twenty-five cents each, to be charged to the Con- 
tingent Fund of the Common Council. 

The question was upon substitution. 

Mr. Whitmore — I would ask for the ruling of 
the Chair whether the amendment is not frivo- 
lous. If the gentleman was in earnest, as in past 
years where a proposition has been made to sub- 
stitute badges at a smaller cost, or, as for exam- 
ple, to have them made of relics from the jld elm, 
I should have lieen willing to entertain it; but I 
suggest that this amendment is frivolous. 

The President— The Chair cannot so decide. If 
the gentleman from Ward 1 thinks it is a proper 
subject to offer, it is for him to decide whether 
be will do so. 

Mr. Lauten of Ward 14—1 think the gentleman 
made a mistake. It ought to be charged to the 
appropriation for East Boston Ferries. 

Mr. Whitmore— I see no better way to get at it 
than to bring the matter down to a vote. I shall 
move the previous question, because I believe it 



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1 s a matter wbicn ought to be treated seriously. I 
move the previous question. 

The President— Shall the main question be now 
put? 

Mr. Pratt of Ward 21—1 would inquire whether 
the gentleman from Ward 12 moves the previous 
question upon the amendment or the main ques- 
tion? 

Mr. Whitmore— Upon the main question. 

The President— Then the previous question will 
apply to both the amendment and the main ques- 
tion. The question will be taken upon the 
amendment first. 

Mr. Pratt— I would inquire whether the previ- 
ous question can be moved upon both at the same 
time. 

The President— If the gentleman does not speci- 
fy that he does nof. move the previous question 
upon the amendment, then the motion for the 
main quei^tion applies both to the amendment 
and the main question. 

Mr. Whitmore— This being a totally new mat- 
ter, which arises from a new rule passed last 
year— 

The President— Does the gentleman rise to give 
any reason why the previous question should cot 
be put ? 

Mr. Whitmore— I do, because it is put under a 
misapprehensioi'. 

The Presidert— Does the gentleman withdraw 
the motion? 

Mr. Whitmore— I withdraw the motion. I will 
now move the previous question upon the amend- 
ment, and see what effect that will have. 

The main question was ordered upon the 
amendment. 

The substitute was rejected, and the original 
order ordered to a second reading; read a second 
time under a suspension of the rule, on motion of 
Mr. Fitzpatiic?? of Ward 8, and passed. Mr. Fitz- 



patrick moved a reconsideration, hoping it would 
not prevail. Lost. Messrs. Connell of Ward 20, 
Parkman of Ward 9, and Lovell of Ward 1 were 
appointed Committee on Badges. 

DEPARTMENT Rl PORTS, 

Mr. Whitmore of Ward 12 offered an order- 
That the several heads of departments and 
boards of directors of the various institutions 
be authorized to submit their annual reports in 
print. 

Mr. Whitmore- 1 move that that order be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Joint Rules. It was 
handed to me at the last meeting, but it did not 
seem to be a proper time to bring it up. The 
question of where, when and how these reports 
shall be made was considered last year, as will 
be remembered, and as there is no necessity for 
pushing this order through, I think it should go 
to a committee to be considered. The Chair will 
remember there was considerable discussion as 
to the best time and manner of presenting these 
reports. I have offered the order because" it was 
in my charge, but I think it should be considered 
by the Committee on Joint Rules. I therefor© 
move its refer'^nce to the Committee on Joint 
Rules. 

Tne order was leferred to the Committee on 
Joint Rules. Sent up. 

COMMITTEE ON ORDINANCES. 

The President announced the appointment of 
the Committee on Ordinances on the part of the 
Council, who also coiisiitute the Standing Com- 
mittee on Judiciary of the Common Council as 
follows: Messrs. Whitmore of Ward 1, Wheeler 
of Ward 10, Wharton or Ward 11 and Hagar of 
Ward 10, and the President, who had been re- 
quested to serve by an order of the Council. 

Adjourned on motion of Mr. Bigelow of Ward 
25. 



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CITY OF BOSTON. 



Proceedings of the Board of Aldermen, 

.JANUARY, 10, 1881. 



Regular meetiog- at 4 o'clock P. M., Alderman 
1 'Brien, Chairman, presiding. 

RULES OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN. 

Alderman Vlies submitted the following: 

The special committee appointed to examine 
the rules and orders of the Board of Aldermen of 
1880 and to report if any changes are required 
therein, have attended to that duty, and report in 
favor of adopting said rules and orders without 
any change therein. 

Clinton Viles. 
Lucius Sladp:. 

Committee. 

Ordered, That the rules and orders of the 
Board of Aldermen of 1880 be aaopted as the 
rules and orders of this Board until otherwise 
provided. 

The order was passed. 

COJIMITTEES APPOINTED. 

The Chairman announced the appointment by 
the Mayor of the following committees: 
Standing Committees of the Board of Aldermen. 

Armories— Aldermen Flynn, Slade, O'Brien. 

Bridges— Aldej men Wooiley, O'Brien, Caldwell. 

County Accounts — Aldermen Tucker, Caldwell, 
Hal de man. 

Faneuil Hall, etc.— Aldermen Wooiley, O'Brien, 
Whitten. 

Lamps— Aldermen O'Brien, Breck, Tucker. 

Licenses -Aldermen Breck, Whitten, Curtis. 

Markets, etc.— Aldermen Slade, Viles, Caldwell. 

Paving— Aldermen Slade, Flynn, Tucker. 

Sewers— Aldermen Viles, O'Brien, Hakleman. 

Steam Engines— Aldermen Whitten, Hersey, 
Curtis. 

Streets— Aldermen Flynn, Viles, Wooiley. 
jf^^om in at ing Committees . 

Overseers of the Poor— Aldermen Tucker and 
Curtis. 

Superintendent of Bridges— Aldermen Flynn 
and Wooiley. 

Clerk of Committees — Aldermen Whitten and 
Hersey. 

Superintendent of Common —Aldermen Slade 
and Breck. 

Superintendent of Streets — Aldermen Breck 
and Viles. 

Superintendent of Public Buildings— Aldermen 
Caldwell ana Slade. 

City Architect — Aldermen Curtis and Hakle- 
man. 

Superintendent of Sewers— Aldermen Viles and 
Tucker. 

City Messenger— Aldermen Tucker and Cald- 
well. 

City Engineer— Aldermen Wooiley and Hersey. 

City Surveyor— Aldermen Haldeman and Cur- 
tis. 

City Registrar— Aldermen Viles and Slade. 

City Solicitor— Aidermen Slade and Whitten. 

Water Registrar- -4.1dermen Hersey and Viles. 

Commissioner of Cedar Grove Cemetery— Al- 
dermen Haldaman and Curtis. 

Directors for Public Institutions — ^lUermen 
Wooiley and Flynn. 

Directors of East Boston Ferries— .A.ldermen 
Flynn and Wooiley. 

Trustees of City Hospital— Aldermen Whitten 
and Slade. 

Trustees of Public Library— Aldermen Tucker 
and Whitten. 

Trustees of Mt. Hope Cemetery — Aldermen 
Flynn and Tucker. 

Commissioner of Sinking Funds— Aldermen 
Whitten and Caldwell. 

Auditor of Accounts — Aldermen Caldwell and 
Haldeman. 

Cit>- Treasurer— Aldermen Breck and Hersey. 

City Collector— Aldermen Caldwell and Halde- 
man. 

Weighers and Inspectorsof Lighters— Aldermen 
Wooiley and Breck. 

Managers of Old South Association— Aldermen 
Hersey and Curtis. 

Commissioner of Prison Point Bridge— Alder- 
men Breck and Viles. 



Joint Standing ComtnUtees. 

Assessors' Department— Breck, Caldwell, Wool- 
ley. 

City Hospital— Haldeman, Curtis. 

City Registrar's Department— Viles, Tucker. 

Claims — Breck, Tucker, Whitten. 

Common, etc.— O'Brien, Breck, Haldeman. 

East Boston Ferries— Viles, Caldwell, Flynn. 

Engineer's Department — Wooiley, Hersey. 

Fire Department— Wooiley, Hersey. 

Fuel— Tucker, Viles. 

Harhor— Caldwell, Wooiley. 

Health— Caldwell, Viles, Flynn. 

Legislative Matters— O'Brien, Tucker. 

Mt. Hope, etc.— Hersey, Curtis. 

Ordinances— Breck, Whitten, Tucker. 

Overseers of Poor— Curtis, Hersey. 

Police— Viles, Hersey. 

Printing— O'Brien, Flynn. 

Public Buildings— Wooiley, O'Brien, Whitten. 

Public Institutions— O'Brien, Slade, Haldeman. 

Public Instruction— Tucker, Caldwell, Hersey. 

Public Lands— O'Brien, Whitten. 

Public Library— Whitten, Tucker, Haldeman. 

Salaries— Slade, Flynn, Wooiley. 

Streets— Flynn, Viles, W.oolley. 

Surveyor's DepartMient— Haldeman, Slade. 

Survey and Inspection of Buildings— Viles, Cur- 
tis. 

Treasury Department— Whitten, Hersey. 

Water— Caldwell, Tucker, Viks. 

Joint Special Committees. 

Public Parks— Breck, O'Brien, Whitten. 

Stony Brook— Viles, O'Brien, Curtis. 

PETITIONS REFERRED. 

To the Joint Committee on, Claitns. Isaac Twiss, 
for damages caused by falling on snow and ice 
on sidewalk at the corner of T.'emont street and 
Indiana place Jan. 2, 1881. 

To the Board of Street Commissioners. William 
I. Bowditch and others, conveyancers, against 
the proposed changes of duplicate names of 
streets; Odd Fellows' Hall Association, by Charles 
Hayden, treasurer, and others, against change in 
name of Warren avenue. Ward 17. 

Appropriate orders for the appointment of the 
foregoing committees were passed. Sent down. 

To the Joint Committee on Survey and Inspec- 
tion of Buildings. New"Sork & New England 
Railroad Company, to extend a wooden building 
on Commonwealth flats in Fort Point channel; 
Conrad Declier, to enlarge a wooden building on 
Marginal street, near Jeffries street, Ward 2. 

To the Committee on Paving. American R'jpid 
Telegraph Company, for leave to erect a telegrai^h 
pole at corner o"f Washington and Williams 
streets, Roxbury; the Globe Stock and Telegraph 
Company, for permission to set poles on Brighton 
avenue;"G. T. Burkhardt, for leave to place a 
platform on easterly side of Parker street, against 
his ice house to facilitate the delivery of ice; John 
W.Hollis et a?,, that the tracks of the Boston & Al- 
bany Railroad Company at Cambridge street. 
Ward 25, may be crossed by a bridge. 

To the Committee on Faneuil Hall. Grand 
Army of the Renublic, for use of Faneuil Hall on 
Jan. 26 and 27, for annual convhntion. 

10 the Committee on Survey and hispee- 
tion of Buildings on the 2^art of the Board. Wil- 
bur H. Littlefield, for leave to project a druggist's 
mortar in front of No. 55 Green street. 

To the Committee on Lamps. H. E. Hicks et at. 
for street lamps in the alley between Union park 
and Waltham street. 

To the Committee on ffealth on the part of the 
Board. Petitions for leave to occupy stables as fol- 
lows: A.F.jNew house, old wooden, one additional 
horse, on Falcon street, near Brooks street, Waret 
1; Michael Kelly, ni^w wooden, fourteen horses, 
Monument street, Ward 3; Conrad Decher, old 
wooden, twelve horses. Marginal street, near .Tef- 
fries street. Ward 2; Elizabeth Coughlin, new 
wooden, one horse, Summer street near Spring 
street, Ward 23. 

CARE OF SIDEWALKS IN FRONT OF PUBLIC 
BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS. 

The following was received : 

The undersigned, a citizen and taxpayer, repre- 
sents that the broad sidewalks bordering on the 
ends of the park, running through Commonwealth 
avenue on Arlington street, Berueley, Clarendon 
and Dartmouth streets, are in an almost impass- 
able condition from the fact that snow and ice 
have not been removed and now remains on these 
walks, greatly to the discomfort and inconven- 
ience of citizens residing in that section of the 



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city in particular, as well as to the large number 
of strangers who visit the churches and other 
public buildings in that vicinity in general. Hav- 
ing represented the fact to the Chief of Police 
and found that no relief can be obtained in that 
quarter, he respectfully addresses and prays that 
the proper department may be directed to clear 
said street from ice and snow as speedily as pos- 
sible. Avery Plumer. 

Alderman Slade— I will state that before even 
that communication was received here, the differ- 
ent departments — Common and Squares, Health 
and Paving— had had a meeting, and the matter 
was fully settled and understood between the 
departments as to the clcaaing of snow and ice 
from sidewalks, so that no action is necessary on 
that communication. I do not think anything 
further will be heard from it. As I said before, 
the whole matter has been arranged between the 
departments, who will take care of those streets 
and sidewalks. 

Alderman Woolley in the chair. 

Alderman O'Brien — I should like to ascertain 
from the Alderman what measures have been 
taken to have this matter attended to. 

Alderman Slade — A communication was re- 
ceived by a member of this Board from the Police 
Commissioners In regard to the clearing of side- 
walks. It happened that day that I met Mr. Doo- 
gue here in the hall. We went to the Health De- 
partment and found Mr. Forristail in, and the 
party went to the Police Comnii?sioners' head- 
quarters, and this matter ot clearing sidewalks 
was discussed there. The Health Department 
has been in the habit of cleaning the 
sidewalks around the Common and squares 
within the city proper, the graveyards, 
the City Hall and Court House for a 
great many years. In fact, they have 
"always doae it. Mr. Forristail has not done some 
of the sidewalks in the annexed terrrtoy. The 
idea was advanced that the Department of Com- 
mon and Squares should clean all the sidewalks 
abutting upon the public grounds. But it is well 
known that the Superintendent has no men ex- 
cept five or six, and^it takes them, all thy can do, 
to clean the paths around the Common and pub- 
lic grounds and Public Garden. Before he could 
get a gang of men together the Superintendent 
of Health and Streets would have the sidewalks 
all cleared off. They put their men on very 
early, and the first" thing that is done is to 
clean the streets arouad the public grounds. 
The understanding finally was that the Superin- 
tendent of Common and Squares should take care 
of Commonwealth avenue or the ends of the 
streets crossing Commonwealth avenue. The Su- 
deriotendent of Streets will take care of the 
squares at Brighton and Roxbu)-y and some few 
others that the Superintendent of Health has 
done. Those departments met the Mayor last 
Friday at his office, and as I said before, the mat- 
ter was arranged between them, so that each 
knows what particular part they are to attend to. 
I have no doubt it will be done promptly and 
carefully hereafter. 

Alderman O'Brien— As the chairman of the 
Committee on Common and Squares I have had 
a great deal of trouble about this matter for up- 
wards of a week past. Almost every day numer- 
ous notices have been received by that depart- 
ment. I hold in my hand now six notices that 
have been received by that department within a 
very few days to clear off the sidewalks in con- 
nection with Common and squares. I would 
state that this work never has been done by the 
Department of Common and Squares. As long 
as I have been in the City Government, some six 
years, there never has been any trouble about 
this busmess before. The work has here- 
tofore been done promptly, and faithfully 
attended to, and I do not see why it 
has not been as promptlj' and faithfully 
attended to the past year. It appears to me th it 
some department has been shirking responsibil- 
ity that has been placed upon it for ten or twenty 
years. I have gone back almost twenty years 
and find that the departments of Streets and 
Health have attended to this work. This year, 
for some reason or other, they have not attended 
to it, and I believe those are the two departments 
which ought to attend to it. As the Alderman 
opposite has very truly said, the Committee on 
Common and Squares employ no men in the 
winter time, except some three or four to do what 
little work is to be done and keep clear of 
ice and snow the paths that are travelled on 
the public squares. They have nothing what- 



ever to do -with the streets or sidewalks. 
It appears to me that thej streets ahd sidewalks 
have no connection whatever with the Common 
and squares. On the contrary, the Health De- 
partment have a force that they employ every 
year in cleaning the sidewalks, and the Street 
Department have a force that they employ in the 
same manner. Those departments have charge 
of the sidewalks of the city. So far as snow and 
ice are concerned, the ordinances place the side- 
walks in charge of the Department of Streets, 
and I believe it would be very bad policy for the 
city to force another department to dit the work 
that has been done so well and so promptly here- 
tofore by the departments of Health and Streets. 
Now, for instauce, you take the Depart- 
ment ot Public Lands. They never employ any 
men. If that department has to clean the snow 
and ice from the sidewalks in front of the public 
lauds of the city, they will have to organize a 
force of men, with superintendents and foremen, 
to do that work. You take the Department of 
Common; they have no men in the winter time to 
do that work. But, on the contrary, the Street 
Department have horses, carts and men who can 
do this work, as they have done it for years, and 
there is no reason why they should not do it now. 
I propose to offer the following order, so as to 
make this matter sure and settled for the future: 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of Health 
and the Superintendent of Streets be directed to 
remove the snow and ice from the sidewalks con- 
nected with all public buildings, and lands when- 
ever necessary. 

Alderman Slade— I would ask the Alderman if 
he intends to include the schoolhouses there? 
That is done by the janitors. 

Alderman O'Brien— I intend to include the 
work that has been done by these departments in 
previous years, and which has been required by 
annexation. As the Alderman says, it is always 
understood that the janitors look jilter the side- 
walks in front of their schoolhouses. That is no 
included. 

Alderman Tucker— I would inquire how that 
stands now in the ordinances? Does that order 
not affect the repeal of an ordinance •; I suppose 
there is something of the kind in the ordinances 
now. 

Alderman O'Brien— In the ordinances, page 771, 
defining the duties ot the Superintendent of 
Streets, it says— 

"It shall be the duty of the said Superintend- 
ent, under the direction and control of the Board 
of Aldermen, to superintend the general state of 
the streets; to attend to the laying out, widening, 
elevation and reijairs ot the same, and to make 
all contracts for the supply of labor and mate- 
rials therefor; to give notice to the mayor or 
chief of police, of any nuisance, obstruction, or 
encroachment thereon; and the city shall not be 
responsible for any of his doings that have not 
been ordered by the City Council or the Board of 
Aldermen, or sanctioned by express vote." 

That is the ordinance. It is rather a long story. 

Alderman Tucker— Is there no provision tor 
clearing the sidewalks? 

Alderman O'Brien— On page 791 of the same 
ordinance relating to streets, there is this in- 
struction to the department: 

"Any person who shall lay, throw, or place, or 
cause to be laid, thrown, or placed, any ice or 
snow into any street within the city, shall cause 
the same to be broken into small pieces." 

Then it goes on and defines the different mat- 
ters about snow on the sidkwalks and other mat- 
ters. 

Alderman Tucker— I had an idea that the ordi- 
nance covered this ground without the necessity 
of repeating it, and if it was incorporated there 
it was n't necessary to pass the order. 

Alderman O'Brien— There is nothing exactly 
defined in the ordinance saying that the Superin- 
tendents of Health and Streets must do this work. 
But they have charge of the streets and side- 
walks, and are authorized to notify the Mayor 
and Aldermen if any obstruction, such as ice or 
snow, exists, and they have been in the habit of 
attending to this work, and if they have n't got 
money enough to carry out their work, I think it 
would be far better to come to the City Govern- 
ment and ask for an additional appropriation. 

Alderman Slade— I do not think there is any 
trouble about money. I know they have the men 
to do it, and are doing it. My impression is that 
this order ought to be referred to the departments 
of Streets and Health, that they may understand 
which shall do certain portions of the work. As 



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I said before, it has been arranged now, within 
three or four days, that the Superintendent of 
Streets shall do the otitlying wards aiid the Su- 
perintendent of Health the grounds that be has 
been in the habit of taking care of for years. It 
is all understood today, and it seems to me well 
enough to refer it to tliose departments so that 
the suoerintendents may know just what to do, so 
that there will be no conflict. 

Alderman O'Brien— Under that order it is very 
easy for the Superintendent of Streets and Health 
to come to an understanding and have this work 
properly done. In a Baltimore paper, which I 
received today, the following remark is made: 
"The condition of the streets at the present 
time, taking into account tlie limited capacity 
of the force at command, and the heavy falls of 
snow and coating of ice underneath, is very 
creditable to the efticiency of the Health De- 
partment." It merely shows that in otlier cities 
these departments havrf employed a large num- 
ber of men, and have always the means at their 
command to do this work our departments have 
to do. The order is simply asking them to do 
\\ hat they have done in previous years. 

Alderman Tucker— It strikes me that the order 
should be referred to those departments, as the 
superintendents of Health and Streets both take 
their orders from the committees on those depart- 
ments. 

Alderman O'Brien- The departments of Health 
and Streets have not attended to their duty this 
year. There have been hundreds of complaints 
that our sidewalks have been covered with ice in 
front of public buildings. Common and squares, 
and other places, and there is no reason why we 
should not order those departments to attend to 
the work tiiey have previously done. As I said 
before, I hold in my hand no less chan six notices 
received in a day or two by the Committee on 
Common and Squares. 

Alderman Slade — It is n't anything very uncom- 
mon to receive these notices. Some people are 
very impatient, and cannot wait until the thing 
can be done. Everything cannot be done in a 
moment. But my impression is that Mr. Forristall 
has done this work as expeditiously as it can be 
done. I think there are complaints here that 
there is no need of being here. Probably before 
the complaints got here to City Hall the thing 
was removed. As I said before, "the parties came 
before the Mayor last Friday, and it was talked 
over and fully understood. I ha^'C no doubt it is 
being attended to promptly and eflHciently. At 
the same time I think there is no objection to the 
order, but as I have said it is we.'l understood 
now which portion these depariments will do, 
and I have no doubt they will attend to it. 

The order was passed. 

Alderman O'Brien in the chair. 

SEWER ASSESSMENTS. 

Reports were received from the Superintendent 
of Sewers of the cost of sewers as follows: 

Forest Hill street, $927.48; Fifth street, $561.62; 
Revere street, $428 39; Myrtle street, $354.26; Lin- 
den street, $1313.43; Sunderland street, $693.28; 
Adams and Lincoln streets, Dorchester, $1001.15; 
Washington and Eustis streets, $919.44; Reed's 
Court," $412.79; Lee street, $314.33; Commercial 
and Lincoln streets, $1057.67; Mather and Allston 
streets, and Melville avenue, $2603.32; St. James 
avenue, $406.03; Devon street, $1228.70. Severally 
referred to the Committee on Sewers. 

BRIDGE REPORTS. 

The annual reports of superintendents of Bridges 
for the year 1880, showing the number of vessels 
that passed through the several draws, were re- 
ceived as follows: 

Congress-street Bridge 17,042 vessels. 

Broad way Bridge ,►•,..... 6,981 " 

Mt. Washington-avenue Bridge 12 198 

Federal-street Bridfte 9,522 " 

Cambridge-street, Western avenue and 

North Harvard s reet bridges 1,460 " 

Warren Bridge 7,194 " 

Dover-strefit Bridge 6,133 " 

Maiden Bridge 1,158 " 

Chelsea Bridge 2,967 " 

Severally sent down. 

ORGANIZATION OF THE COMMITTEE ON ACCOUNTS. 

The following was received: 

CiTi- OF Boston, i 
City Hall, Jan. 10, 1881. ) 
To the City Council -The Committee on Ac- 
counts were duly organized on Saturday, Jan. 8, 
by the election of Alderman Joseph A. Tucker as 
Chairman of the Committee on the part of the 
Board of Aldermen, and James G. Freeman as 



Chairman op the part of, the Common Council, 
and Leander Beal as Clferkof the Committee. 

,. , . , • . . Leander Beal, , . 

^ •■'■'■ ' Clerk of the Committee. . 
Accepted. Sent down. 

petitions yOR STEAM ENGINES. 

Petitions were received as follows : American 
Asphalt Pavement Company, to locate and use a 
steam engine and boiler of twenty-ttve horse- 
power on Granite street, opposite Kicliards street: 
T. Brigham Bishop, for leave to locate and use a 
stationary steam engine on Chelsea street, near 
Eagle street. East Boston, and Boston Electric 
Company, for leave to locate and use a steam en- 
gine and boiler at 500 Washington street; B. Dlck- 
erman, to locate and use a steam engine and 
hoiler of ten horse-power at 114-120 Purchase 
street; and orders of notice were passed for hear- 
ings thereon on Monday, Jan. 31, at 4 P. M. 

STATE AID. 

The quarterly report of the Paymaster of State 
Aid was received and sent down. 

LAMP DEPARTMENT. 

The annual report of the Superintendent of 
Lamps (City Doc. 3) was received and sent down: 

Tlie balance of the appropriation on hand from 
1879, on the 1st of January, 1880, was $115,214.49; 
there was expended during the remainder of the 
financial year $111,972.69; the balance unexpened 
and transferred to other appropriations was 
$3241.80. The appropriation for the financial 
year ending on the 30th of April next was 
$413,00100; amount expended to date $^277,379. 47; 
balance unexpended, $13.5,620.53- an amount 
sufficient to meet all anticipated expenditures of 
the department for the remainder of the financial 
year. 

The great aggregate cost of supporting this de- 
partment is to be traced directly to annexation, 
as one-half of all the street lamps are located 
within the annexed territory, and more '.ban one- 
half the appropriation is expended outside the 
old city limits. 

AUDITOR'S EXHIBIT. 

The Auditor's exhibit of the appropriations on 
Jan. 1, 1881 (City Doc. 4), was received and sent 
down: 

Total appropriations, $15,506,195.82; expended, 
$10,001,991.49; balance unexpended, $4,904,203.53. 

PAPERS FROM THE COMMON COUNCIL. 

Order requesting a copy of the Mayor's address. 
Passed in concurrence. 

Order appointing a committee (Messrs. Morri- 
son, Hart and Barry to be joined) on topics in the 
Mayor's address. Concurred, and Aldermen 
Slade and Haldemen were appointed on the part 
of the Board. 

Order for joint standine committees, when ap- 
pointed, to resume the unfinished business of last 
year. Passed in concurrence. 

Order for heads of departments to report in 
print |came iup referred to Committee on Joint 
Rules. Liid on the table, on motion of Alder- 
man Slade. 

Order for Record Commissioners to stereotype 
any future volume of their reports, also to reis- 
sue their second report; expense to be charged 
to the appropriation for Printing. Passed in 
concurrence. 

Order appointing the President of the Common 
Council and Messrs. Whit more, Wheeler, Whar- 
ton and Hagar a Committee on Ordinances. 
Passed in concurrence. 

Joint Mules and Orders. 

The order for adoution of joint rules came up 
with non concurience with this Board in the 
amendment proposed to the appointment of a 
Committee on Joint Rules, etc., and p:issage of 
an order adopting the first eighteen rules of City 
Council of 1880, with the omi.ssion of the words 
"call meetings of the committee and" from the 
second rule, and appointing Messrs. Whitmore, 
Pratt, Greenough, Hagar and Pray, with three 
Aldermen, a committee to report if any changes 
or additions are necessary. 

The question was upon concurring in the 
amendment of the Common Council. 

Alderman Slade— I should have no objection to 
concurring in the first eighteen sections if this 
alteration had not been made. I think that is 
rather a dangerous move to take. That rule has 
worked well ever since I have been in the Board, 
and there is no reason in the world why it should be 
changed. I therefore move that the Board ad- 



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here to its former vote, and non-concur in the 
amendment of the other branch. 

The Board voted to adhere to their former vote. 
Sent down. 

THE LATE MUNICIPAL ELECTION— INVESTIGATION 
ORDERED. 

Alderman Flynn offered the following: 

Whereas, It appears from the report of the 
Conimittee on Election Returns for municipal oflS- 
cers chosen Dec. 14, 1880, that the conduct of the 
election on that day in Precinct 3 of Ward 13, or 
the returns of the ballots, was accompanied hy 
practices intended probably to defraud the legal 
voters of that precinct of their rights and will as 
expressed by the ballots cast by them at said 
election, and that consequently one or more mem- 
bers of this Board were deprived of the rightful 
number of ballots to which they were entitled, 
aud their seats at this Board were thereby en- 
dangered; and 

Whereas, The last Board of Aldermen could 
only declare the results of the election as exhib- 
iced by the duly certified returns or by the ballots 
actually found in the envelopes received from the 
several precincts, and could not investigate the 
charges of fraud wbich were openly made, it is 
therefore 

Ordered, Tbat a special committee of Aldermen 
be appointed to investigate fully and thoroughly 
the conduct of the election and the counting and 
disposition of the ballots cast in Precinct 3 of 
Ward 13, on the 14th day of December last, to the 
end that justice may be done to all parties inter- 
ested, and that the perpetratois of the alleged 
fraud, if any such can be determined, may be ar- 
rested and punished, the expense of such investi- 
gation, if any, to be charged to the contingent 
fund of the Board of Aldermen. 

Read twice and passed, and Aldermen Flynn, 
Caldwell and Whitten were appointed said com- 
mittee. 

ICE IN SOUTH BAY CHANNEL. 

Alderman Curtis offered an order— That the 
Fire Commissioners be instructed to cause the 
ice in iSouth Bay Channel to be broken up, so that 
in case of fire the fire-boat can go up and down 
the said channel, and hereafter to keep said chan- 
nel open. Passed. Sent down. 

BILLS ALLOWED. 

Alderman Tucker offered the following: 
Ordered, That the chairman of the Board of 
Aldermen be auihorized to approve bills for ex- 
penses incurred by the Board of Aldermen and 
the Standing Committee of the Board not having 



charge of any appropriations, also by individual 
members of the Board while engaged in the dis- 
charge of GflBcial duty. The amount of said bills 
to be charged to the appropriation for Contingent 
Fund of the Board of Aldermen. 

Passed. 

Ordered, That the Auditor of Accounts allow 
for payment the following-named bill, the said 
bill not having been presented at his office within 
three months of the date of contracting the same, 
as required by the twenty-second joint rule of the 
City Council, the same having been duly ap- 
proved: Hall & Whipple, May 15, $3.15, chargea- 
ble to the appropriation for Incidental Expenses, 
being for refreshments furnished committee on 
July 4, 1880. 

Passed. Sent down. 

CLAIMS. 

Alderman Tucker offered an order— That the 
Conimittee on Claims be authorized to draw upon 
the Treasurer by special draft in the usual form 
through the office of the Auditor of Accounts, 
for the payment of all executions or judgments 
of court against the city, when properly certified 
as correct by the City Solicitor. "Passed. Sent 
down. 

FRANKLIN FUND. 

Alderman Viles offered an order— That a com- 
mittee of two Aldermen be appointed to examine 
the accounts of the Treasurer of the Franklin 
Fund. Passed, and Aldermen Viles and Tucker 
were appointed said committee. 

PAY OF DECEASED PENSIONER. 

Alderman Viles offered an order— That the 
Treasurer be authorized to pay to Mary E. Pres- 
ton, daughter of Samuel Preston, deceased, and 
lately on the retired list of the Police Depart- 
ment, the amount of pension recently allowed to 
him, amounting to $27. Passed. Sent down. 

INSPECTORS OF PRISONS. 

Alderman Slade offered an order— That a com- 
mittee of three members of this Board be ap- 
pointed to make the examination of the several 
prisons and houses of detention within this coun- 
ty, as required by law. Passed, and Aldermen 
Sladc, Breck and Whitten were appointed said 
committee. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS RESUMED. 

Alderman Flynn offered an order— That the 
several standing committees of this Board re- 
sume the unfinished business of the last year 
which is appropriate for said committees. 
Passed, 

Adjourned, on motion of Alderman Flynn. 



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CITY OF BO STON. 

Proceedings of the Common Council, 

JANUARY 13, 1881. 

Regular meeting- at 71/2 o'clock P. M., Andrew 
J. Bailey, President, in tlie chair. 

PAPERS FROM the" BOARD OF ALDERMEN. 

Audiror's exhibit tor Jan. 1, 1881, annual report 
of the Superintendent of Lamps, and sunary an- 
nual reports of superintendents of bridges. Sev- 
erally placed on file. 

Petitions were referred to in concurrence. 

Notice of organization of Committee oc Ac- 
counts. Placed ou file. 

Ice in South Bay. 

Order requesting the Fire Commissioners to 
cause the ice in South Bay Channel to be broken 
up, and to keep said channel open for the accooi- 
modation of the fire boat. 

Mr. Parkman of Ward 9 moved to non-concur 
and to substitute the following: 

Ordered, That the Joint Standing Committee 
on the Harbor, when appointed, be directed to 
consider and report what means, if any, can be 
taken to keep the ice in South Bay Channel 
broken up. 

Mr. Parkman— I would say in explanation of 
the substitute, that at the request of one of the 
Fire Commissioners, and in company with a mem- 
ber of the Council from Ward 23, 1 examined the 
iire-boat, especially in- relation to its ability to 
perform the service asked for by the Board of 
Aldermen. The fire boat is an iron-bound boat, 
with plates aboutaquarterof an inch in thickness. 
It has already been used by the Fire Commis- 
sioners for the purpose of breaking up ice, and 
the re.sult was seen in the broken ribs and sides 
of the boat, which necessitates its being sent to 
the dock for repairs. We also took a short trip 
into the ice for the purpose of seeing how it 
would work, and we saw the sides of the boat de- 
flected and bent in when they struck the ice. The 
boat is entirely unfitted for the purpose of break- 
ing up ice, and rendering it useful tor that pu*"- 
pose would necessitate a large outla.y, which 
would take it off from its present duty of putting- 
out fires for a long time. I have therefore ofEered 
the substitute and hope it will pass. 

The substiiu.te was passed. 

Mr. Parkman moved a reconsideration, hoping 
it would not prevail. Lost. Sent up. 
ClaiTns. 

Order for the Committee on Claims to draw 
upon the Treasurer for the payment of executions 
and judgments of court against the city. Passed 
to a second reading. 

Removal of Ice and Snow from Sidewalks in 
Front of Public Buildings and Grounds. 

Order directing the removal of snow and ice 
from sidewalks connected with public buildings 
and lauds, by the Superintendents of Health and 
Streets. 

Mr. Lauten of Ward 14—1 move to amend by 
adding the words, "schoolhouse yards." I have 
been trying to get the snow and ice removed 
from the schoolhouse yards for two years. 
I do not make much headway about it, 
because the janitors say they have not 
the time nor the facilities to do it. The 
Superintendent of Streets says he has nothing to 
do with it, and the School Committee say they 
have no jurisdiction over it. 1 think it ought to 
be done, for I believe it is dangerous to the health 
of the children. I move to amend by inserting 
"and yards" after the word "sidewalks." 

Mr. Whitmore of Ward 12— In connection with 
that amendment it seems to me another amend- 
ment might be necessary, to add the Superin- 
tendent of Public Buildings. The Superintendent 
of Streets might possibly claim that the care of 
the schoolhouse yards properly belonged in the 
department of publicjbuildings. At all events, 
there is no question but we have the right to pass 
an order to direct the Superintendent of Public 
Buildings to discharge this duty. Whether we 
have the right to tell the other superintendents 
to do this I am somewhat in doubt. 

Mr. Lauten— I am told by the Superintendent 
of Public Buildings that he has nothing to do 
with the schoolhouse yards at all. 

Mr. Clapp of Ward 14— The Superintendent of 
Public Buildings has nothing to do with clearing 
the yards. He has no men to do it with. It 
strikes me the Superintendent of Health is the 
proper party, as he has men employed for that 
kind of work. 



Mr. Whitlnore^I speak because I have some in- 
formation which perhaps the rest of the Council 
have not in regard to the duties of the Superin- 
tendent of Streets. If the Superintendent of 
Streets refuses to do it, we can only enter a pro- 
test on our part. I think the proper superintend- 
ent to be instructed by us is the Superintendent 
of Public Buildings. 1 doubt very much if we 
have the right in this body to direct either the 
Superintendent of Health or of Streets. If 
they do not object, I do not care by which it is 
done. 

Mr. Lauten — I do not care which way it goes. I 
want to find out who is responsible for it. 1 have 
been trying for two years to find out, and been 
unable to do so. 

The amendment of Mr. Lauten was adopted, 
and the order as amended ordered to a second 
reading. 

Pay of a Deceased Pensioner. 

Order for the paymeut of $27 to Mary E. Pres- 
ton, daughter of Samuel Preston, deceased, being 
the amount due said Preston as a retired police 
officer. Ordered to a second reading, and on 
motion of Mr. Whitmore the rule was suspended 
and the order was passed, in concurrence. Mr. 
Whitmore moved a reconsideration. Lost. 
fourth of July Celebration. 

Order to allow for payment a bill of Hall & 
Whipple, amounting to §3.15, for refreshments 
furnished the Committee on the Celebration of 
the Fourth ot July last year. 

Mr. Lauten of Ward 14— This bill may be all 
right, but it says it is for refreshments furnished 
to the Committee on the Fourth of July. I was a 
member of that committee, and did not get any 
of these refreshments. If my name is ou there 
it ought not to be there. 

The order was passed to a second reading. 
Joint ConirnUtees. 

Orders came down as follows: For the appoint- 
ment of twenty-four joint standing committees, 
twenty-seven joint nominating committees and 
special joint committees on public parks and 
Stony Brook improvement. 

Mr. Greenoueh of Ward 9—1 would like to ask 
whether it will be in order to move that we join 
the members of the Common Council to the joint 
ccmmittees. 

The President— The Chair would state that he 
is not prepared to announce any committees 
whatever tonight. 

On motion of Mr. Whitmore of Ward 12, the 
rule was suspended, and the several orders took 
their two readings by reading their title only. 

Pending action on the passage of the above 
orders, Mr. Wheeler of Ward 10 raised the point 
of order whether in the absence of any joint rules 
the orders could be passed and the Council agree 
to the joint standing committees agreed upon by 
the Board of Aldermen. 

The President— The Chair will rule that these 
are really special committees that are now ap- 
pointed. 

The several orders were passed in concurrence, 
and Mr. Whitmore moved a reconsideration, hop- 
ing it would not prevail. Lost. 

[Further action was taken later in the session.] 

COURTESIES TO DISTINGOISHED VISITORS. 

Under unfinished business the Council consid- 
ered the order for the Mayor to extend courtesies 
to distinguished strangers during the present 
year. 

Mr. Whitmore of Ward 12—1 move to amend by 
inserting the words "the expense thereof not to 
exceed $3000." before the words "to be charged." 
I make this amendment because it seems improp- 
er to give any officer the right to expend money 
without any limit. I make it myself because our 
present excellent Mayor is a man who has, in my 
opinion, shown a good df-al of jungment in bis ex- 
penditures for this purpose. I have looked at 
the Auditer's last report and find that the 
amounts charged to both the incidental and 
the Mayor's contingent fund for this purpose 
are less than $3000. I put the limit at that amount, 
and should be happy to make it $5000, if anybody 
prefers. But I think it is a bad precedent for us 
to give any official power to spend money without 
limit, and we can the more readily change the 
custom while it is in the hands of an officer who 
has not abused the trust. The order -v^as first in- 
troduced during the administration of Mayor 
Cobb, and I doubt if there has been any abuse 
of the power. It is the only order we 
pass for the expenditure of money without 
any limit. It is more business-like to pass it with 
some limit. Of course if some unexpected rea- 



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son should require the Mayor to spend more than 
$3000, we would be happy to give him more. The 
amendaient is intended to relitve him somewhat 
from his present responsibility on account of the 
form of the order. 

Mr. Hart of Ward 18—1 move to strike out 
"$3000" and insert "$5000." 

Mr. Hart's amendment was adopted. 

Mr. Whitmore withdrew his proposition to 
make it $3000. 

The order as amended, with a limit of $5000, was 
passed— yeas 60, nays 0. Sent up. 

JOINT KULES AND OKDERS. 

The order concerning the joint rules and orders 
of the City Council came down with the non- 
concurrence of the other branch in the amend- 
ment of this Council, and their adherence to their 
former vote. 

Mr. Rosnosky of Ward 16 moved to concur with 
the Board of Aldermen. 

The President— The Chair does not know what 
there is to concur in. 

The matter being debatable was passed over 
for the prepeii', at the request of Mr. Whitmore, 
in accordance wirh rule 41. 

Mr. Rosnosky of Ward 16 — I rise to a point of 
order. Will the Chair be so kind as to inform me 
why he ; cceptea the motion of the gentleman 
from Ward 12? Have you adopted rule 41 ? 

The President— I take it that the rule is that all 
debatable matters shall be passed over for the 
present, ii it is requested by a member. 

The matter was again taken up, when the other 
papers from the Board of Aldermen and unfin- 
ished business had been passed upon. 

Mr. Whitmore— I do not wish to interfere at all 
with the gentleman irnm Ward 16, who seems to 
desire the Council to concur, and undoubtedly 
some motion can be made for that purpose. I 
move, however, that the Council now re- 
cede from its former action and concur with 
the Board of Aldermen in the adoption of the 
first eighteen rules as they stand, and ask for a 
committee of conference in regard to the other 
joint rules in dispute between the two branches. 

Mr. Whit.more's motion was adopted, and on 
his motion it was voted that the commictee con- 
sist of five, to be appointed by the Chair. The 
Pres'ident appointed Messrs. Whitmore of Ward 
12, Greeuough of Ward 9, Pratt of Ward 21, Hagar 
ot Ward 10, and Pray of Ward 5. 

BULES AND ORDERS OF THE COMMON COUNCII.. 

Mr. Whitmore of Ward 12 submitted the follow- 
ing (City Doc. 6): 

The Committee on Rules and Orders of the 
Common Council, to whom were referred certain 
proposed amendments to the Rtiles and Orders, 
having considered the subject, beg leave to sub- 
mit the following report : 

The thorough examination and revision given 
to the rules of the Common Council at the be- 
ginning of last year render it unnecessary to 
make many alterations at the present time. 
Your committee, however, recommend the fol- 
lowing changes and additions as calculated, in 
their opinion, to facilitate the despatch of busi- 
ness. 

Rules 26, 27, 28, to be transferred to the end of 
the list, and of course all rules subsequent to be 
renumbered. 

Rule 46 is here printed for convenie ce, in the 
form as amended by the Council on July 29, 1880 
(Proceedings, p. 420): 

"Every motion shall be reduced to writing, if 
the President shall so direct; and no other mo- 
tion shall be entertained until a reasonable time 
be afforded for compliance with such direction." 

To amend rule 49, so that it shall read "When a 
question is under debate, the President shall re- 
ceive no motion but 

To adjourc, 

To lay on the table. 

For the previous question, 

To specially assign to a time certain. 

To commit, 

To amend, 

To recommit, 

To refer to another board, 
or 

To postpone indefinitely." 

These several motions shall have precedence in 
the order in which they stand arranged. They 
shall not be applied to each other, except that 
the motion to assign, commit, amend, recommit, 
or refer may be amended; and the previous ques- 
tion may be demanded upon an amendment, 
which motion shall be decided without debate. A 
motion to strike out the enacting clause of an 



ordinance shall be equivalent to a motion to- 
postpone indefinitely. 

In rule 50 insert the woids, "and no member 
shall speak more than three minutes." 

In rnle 66, change 'majority" so it shall read "it 
a member who voted with the prevailing side 
shall give notice," etc. 

Omit rule 72. 

Add the rules for the custody of the Common 
Council chamber and adjoining rooms, to be 
numbered as rule 71. 

The committee herewith submit as usual a copy 
of the amended rules and orders. 

William H. Wbitmore, 
Charles E. Pratt, 
Malcolm S. Greenough, 

Committee. 

The report was accepted. Mr. Whitmore 
moved a reconsideration, hoping it would not 
prevail. Lost. 

Mr. Whitmore— I suppose, sir, the next step 
will be to adopt the rules and orders, or amend 
them as the Council may see tit. I desire to ex- 
plain very briefly the few changes which the com- 
mittee have made. The change ot the rules in 
position will be seen to be merely carrying the 
rule in regard to the care and custody of the 
Council chamber nearly to the last of the list, 
where it belongs. Rule 46 is not amended, 
but is reprinted as amended, because it was 
amended last year, and theiefore is not in the 
form in which" it stands in the manual of last 
year. In regard to rule 25, 1 have been allowed 
by the other members of the committee to say 
that personally I do not accept the advisability 
of adopting the last section, that the Council 
shall not be adjourned for want of a quorum until 
a call of the roll has been had by order of the 
President. Having been obliged, two years 
ago, to make a decision that the President 
was Obliged to adjourn the Council when 
it appeared that there was not a quorum present, 
that question liavina been settled by the charter: 
but inasmuch as the President of this year is 
likely to have the roll called of his own motion — 
just what this rule requires him to do--I have no 
objection to its standing and make no minority 
report in the matter. The only change we have 
made in lule 49 is to put in the words to "recom- 
mit" and "to refer to another Board"; we have also 
changed the word "postpone" to "specially as- 
sign to a time certain." The old phraseology 
used to be, "to postpone to a day certain," but 
inasmuch as the Council have always used the 
phraseology, "to specially assign," we have made 
that verbal change. The idea has prevailed here- 
tofore that the term "commit" included also a 
"recommitment." It has been suggested that 
occasionally, when it was intended to recommit, 
it might be desired by some member to amend 
the matter before it was recommitted, and 
therefore the phrase has been used so that 
a motion to recommit can be super- 
seded by a motion to amend. It was 
thought also that "to commit" might include a 
reference to the next City Government, which 
has not been recognized heretofore; hence the 
provision "to refer to another Board" has been 
inserted. I believe those slight changes will en- 
able us to act with more precision. We have also 
put in the clause that these motions "shall not 
be applied to each other," in order that it might 
be under the eyes of members at all times, be- 
cause sometimes it happens that some at- 
tempt is made to apply each of these 
motions to the other, and we put it In 
to make it plain. In rule 47— which is the present 
rule 50, as it stands on page 8 of the manual — we 
have put in the words, "No member shall speak 
more than three minutes" in a debate on the call 
for the previous question, or on a motion to lay 
upon the table. The rule limits debate on those 
motions to ten minutes, while the time allowed 
each member in general debate is fifteen min- 
utes. One member might take up all of 
the ten minutes, which is not intended. 
The words limiting each member to three 
minutes were probably dropped by ac- 
cident last year. In reporting this clause 
we have made no particular change in the rules. 
In regard to section 63, on reconsideration, in the 
fifth line, the words heretofore used are, "who- 
soever shall vote with the majority," may move 
or file a notice of reconsideration. It is specially 
laid dowii by Gushing that by majority is meant 
the prevailing side. Therefore we thought i 
better to use the plainest language, so that n 
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all members of the Council that if a 
vote requires two-thirds, and that num- 
ber is not obtained, and a majority of the 
house favor it, they are not th<< prevailing side. 
All parliamentary law decides that this rule 
would mean the prevailing side, and to prevent 
any mistake we have put it in this form. I be- 
lieve the gentleman from Ward 21, Mr. l:*ratt, de- 
sired to offer an amendment, if he saw lit, and 
the committee were willing that he should have 
the opportunity; but I believe he has altered his 
mind in ) aspect to it. The last ch -nge is to omit 
the present rule 72, which is that Cushing's Man- 
ual shall be the standard. In point of 
fact, this rule was adopted in 1875, and 
has not been found to work very well. No- 
body ever refers to Cushing's Manual, because 
the chair is supposed to have all those rules in 
Ills mind. References made in our debates are 
always to Cushing's larger work. The omission 
of that section leaves it in this way — that the 
Council will be govertied hy the general parlia- 
mentary law on the subject; subject, however, to 
the support given by the ('ouncil to the Presi- 
dent. It is to be piesumi d ihat the President 
■will be sufficiently ver. eJ in parliamentary law 
to make a wise decision, and it is to be supposed 
that the Council wil always sustain the decision 
of the Chair. The only advantage of keeping the 
old section was to enable each member to get up 
and dispute the decision of the President. As 
we do not supply Cushing's Manual to members, 
it would spem fair to all Presidents that Cushing's 
Manual should be taken out. These change.^ 
which I have undertaken to explain in deiail are 
so very few that I hope the Council, having ac- 
cepted our report, will proceed ti. adopt the rules 
and orders reported as tho.=e of the Council for 
the present year. 1 therefore move that the rules 
as reported in City Document G be adopted as the 
rules and orders of the Council for the present 
year. 
The rules were adopted as reported. 

PETITIONS PRESENTED. 

By Mr. Fitzpatrick of Ward 8— Petition of John 
J. McNutt, for leave to erect a wooden building 
at the junction of Maiden and Wareham streets. 
Referred to the Joint Committee on Survev and 
Inspection of Buildings to be appointed. Sent up. 

By Mr. Child of Ward 17— Petition of W. H. 
Cundy and others, owners and residents on War- 
ren avenue, between Clarendon and Dartmouth 
streets, protesting against any change in the 
name of said avenue, and asking for a hearing. 
Referred to the Board of Street Commissioners. 
Subsequently this vote was reconsidered, on mo- 
tion of Mr. Child (after the passage of an order 
given below), and the petition was referred to the 
Committee on Ordinances. Sent up. 

By Mr. Cnild— Petition of Rev. O. P. Gifford 
andi others, trustees and proprietors of the War- 
ren-avenue Baptist Church, against the proposed 
change of the name of Warren avenue. Laid on 
the table on motion of Mr. Guild, at the request 
of Mr. Whitmore, who wished to offer an order on 
the subject. Subsequently it was taken up and 
referred to the Joint Committee on Ordinances. 
Sent up. 

DUPLICATION OF KAMES OF STKBETS. 

Mr. Whitmore of Ward 12 offered the following: 
Ordered, That the report on the changes of 
the names of streets be taken from the files of 
last year and referred to the Joint Standing Com- 
mittee on Ordinances, with instructions to report 
whether or not it should be indorsed by the City 
Council, 

Mr. Whitmore— The explanation of the matter 
is this: Last year the rpport came in from 
the Street Commissioners suggesting changes 
in the names of certain streets. As I un- 
derstand it, the Street Commissioners, with 
the approval of the Board of Aldermen, can make 
all these changes. But they wished to see what 
public sentiment was in the matter, and instead 
of passing the order they submitted a preliminary 
report. That report came to this branch, and was 
referred to the Committee on Ordinances. It 
then went to the Aldermen, who laid it on the 
table, and when the year expired no disposition 
was made of it. It is, therefore, I presume, on the 
flies of last year. I have offered this order to take 
it from the files and ^eud it to this commit- 
tee. Inasinuch as the City Council asked 
for this report, and it has been made, it seems 
proper that some committee should investigate 
and report on the subject, especially in view of 
the numerous protests against the suggested 
changes of names. I presume that the Street 



Commissioners desire an expression of the opin- 
ion of the City Council as to whether this great 
number of changes is desirable, inasmuch as they 
have sent us their preliminary report; and of 
Course the only way to get at it is to refer it 
to a committee. The Committee on Ordi- 
nances is selected because this whole matter 
originated in an order offered by me two years 
ago referring the subject to that committee. 
They gave several hearings, and made an elabor- 
ate report, prepared by the Clerk of Committees, 
in regard to the nomenclature of stieets. Upon 
that report application was made to the Legisla- 
ture, and a new law was passed in regard to the 
naming of streets, ana it is under that law the 
Street Commissioners have authority to act. The 
Street Commissioners, with the sanction of the 
Board of Aldermen, can make every one of 
these changes without consulting the' Common 
Council at all. But as they have been so cour- 
teous as to submit a preliminary report to us, it is 
proper that they should be treated with some re- 
spect by referring it to a committee. I hope the 
order will be passed. Any rcminstrances against 
the proposed changes can go to that committee, 
who will report to the Council, and we can make 
any suggestions to the Street Commissioners we 
see fit. 
The order was passed. Sent up. 

WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY. 

Mr. Barry of Ward 16 offered an order — That his 
Honor the Mayor be requested to cause the bells 
to 1)6 rung and flags to be displayed on Tuesday, 
Feb. 22, 1881, in commemoration of the birthday 
ofGtorge Washington; the expense attending 
the same to be charged to the appropriation for 
Incidentals. Ordered to a second reading. 

MEMORIAL OF 250TH ANNIVERSARY. 

Mr. Rosuosky of Ward 16 offered an order — 
That instead of one copy of the memorial of the 
250th anniversary of the settlement of Boston, 
each of the new members of the City Council be 
provided with flve copies. Referred to the Joint 
Committee on Printing when appointed, on mo- 
tion of Mr. Rosnosky. The same gentleman 
moved a reconsideration, hoping it would not 
prevail. Lost. Sent up. 

THE DUMPING OF SNOW ON THE COMMON. 

Mr. Greenough of Ward 9 presented the peti- 
tion of Martin Brimmer ana others, that the prac- 
tice of dumping snow on the part of the Common 
near Beacon street be discontinued, for the rea- 
son that it disfigures the locality and is unhealth- 
ful, and asking for a hearing thereon. 

Mr. Greenough —In moving the reference of the 
petition to the Committee on Common, I wish to 
say a few words in connection with it. The list 
of signers of the petition, although small, com- 
prises some of the most public-spirited and ener- 
getic business men of the city of Boston, They 
are unwilling to ask for anything they are not 
entitled to. Some of those gentlemen, with a 
great deal of liberality, have done a great deal to 
ornament the city, and if there is no pressing 
reason to the contrary, they would like to 
present to the City Council through the 
Committee on Common their reasons for 
believing there is no occasion for disfiguring that 
most beautiful of the public grounds of Boston 
with a pile of nasty, bad-smelling dirt, which is 
taken up in the streets and put there in the win- 
ter. If there is any good reason why it should be 
done, the petitioners have nothing to say. I shall 
move its reference to the Committee on Common, 
and trust that they will report an ordinance pre- 
venting it not only for the present but tor all 
coming winters. If they prevent it at the present 
time the petitioners will ask for nothing further; 
but if they propose to let it continue, the peti- 
tioners propose to ask for a hearing. 

On motion of Mr. Greenough, the petition was 
referred to the Committee on Common to be ap- 
pointed, with instructions to grant the petition- 
ers a hearing if requested. Sent up. 

THE NEXT MEETING. 

Mr. Greenough of Ward 9 offered an order — 
That when this Council adjourn, it be to meet on 
Tuesday next, at 7.30 o'clock P. M. 

Mr. Greenough— The reason for offering that 
order is, if possible, to facilitate the appointment 
of the joint standing committees. If that order 
is passed I propose to move to suspend the rule 
by which we are prevented from reconsidering a 
matter a second time, and if that is carried I 
shall then move to reconsider the votes for the 
appointment of the special committees which 
came down from the Board of Alder- 
men, and I shall move to assign that ap- 



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pointment to the next meeting. It is im- 
portant tbat tbe standing- ooniiuittees should be 
-apv>oiutea. The chairuien of the committees 
'Ought to approve the clepartD.ent bills so they 
can go to the Auditor on the 20th. If the Board 
of Aldermen concur in the amendment we liave 
made to tbe order in regard to the joint rules, 
then those standing committees can be appoint- 
ed on Tuesday evening. We have passed orders 
for joint special comuiittees, but it the Aldermen 
concur in our vote accepting the first 
eighteen joint rules, there will be no 
need of these special committees, for the 
standing committees can then be ap- 
pointed; and we do not need two sets of commit- 
tees. The sooner wa get those joint committees 
the better, and if the Aldermen agree with us in 
accepting the first eighteen joint rules, then we 
can reconsider tbe appointment of these joint 
special committees. 

Mr. Rosnosky of Ward 16—1 hope this order will 
not prevail. It seems to me those gentlemen on 
this committee are pressing this by asl^ing for 
an adjournment to next Tuesday night, 
and also asking to reconsider the votes 
appointing committees. I hope tbe gen- 
tlemen understand this business. Tliere are 
some departments that ought to be attended to. 
What assurance has the gentleman got that the 
Board of Aldermen will accept the amendment 
next Monday ? If he comes here next Tuesday 
night, and they have not accepted the amend- 
ment, we will nave to adjourn to next Thursday. 
I think we can wait until next Thursday niglit. 
If the gentlema.n has so much interest in the city 
of Boston, as all the departments are loose today 
■without any committees, I think we can stand it 
as well as he can. 

The order was passed, 

Mr. Greenough moved a reconsideration hoping 
it virould not prevail. Lost. 

THE JOINT COMMITTEES. 

Mr. Greenough of Ward 9—1 now move a sus- 
pension of the rule which prevents the reconsid- 
eration of a matter which has been once recon- 
sidered. 

Mr. Wbitmore of Ward 12— Before that is put I 
hope that tbe gentleman, following the usual 
custom, will be allowed to explain the object of 
his motion. 

The President— I understood the gentleman had 
already made his exijlanation. 

Mr. Greenough — I tliink tbe gentleman from 
Ward 12 was conversing with somebody else 
vchen I made the explanation. Tbe reason for 
offering this is that we may reconsider tbe vote 
whereby we have accepted the appointment of 
all these special committees until we see whether 
the Aldermen will concur with us in the appoint- 
ment of the Standing Committees. 

Mr. Rosnosky of Ward 16 — Will the Chair please 
inform me what rule we shall suspend now, that 
the gentleman has asked? 

The President— Tbe rule which provides that 
only one reconsideration shall be had. 

Mr. Greenough— Section 64 of the new rules. 

The President read rule 64: 

"When a motion tor reconsideration has been 
decided, that decision shall not be reconsidOTed, 
and no question shall be twice reconsidered," etc. 

Mr. Rosnosky— Has n't this question been re- 
considered once? 

Mr. Greenough— I moved the rule be suspended. 

Mr. Rosnosky— I have the floor. 

The President— Mr. Rosnosky of Ward 16 has 
he floor. 

Mr. Rosnosky — Has n't this question been 
bi'ought up once and reconsidered this evening. 

The President — A motion has been made to re- 
consider and lost, anu the gentleman has moved 
to suspend tbe rule, to enable him to move anoth 
er reconsideration. 

The rule (64) was suspended. 

Mr. Greenough moved to reconsider the vote 
whereby tbe Council concurred with the Board of 
Aldermen in the appointment of the several 
standing and nominating committees, and moved 
to specially assign further consideration of the 
subject to the next meeting at a quarter before 
eight o'clock. Carried. 

THE ELECTION IN PRECINCT 3, WAED 13. 

Mr. Whitmore of Ward 12 offered the following: 
Whereas, the alleged irregularities in the count 

of ballots in Precinct 3, Ward 13, at the last city 

election, might influence the election of three 

members ol^^this Council : 
Ordered, That the Committee on Elections be 

Instructed to report all the circumstances con- 



nected with tbe Voting in Said precinct, and also 
to present »ny suggestions for any necessary 
changes in the election laws of this city or State. 

Resolved, That the Bourd of Aldermen be re- 
spectfully requested to direct their special com- 
mittee upon this subject, to act in connection 
with tbe said committee so as to form a joint 
committee of eight members in tbe usual form. 

Mr. vvhitmore— I offer that order because the 
Board of Aldermen, probably by inadverttnce, 
have appointed a special committee of three of 
their members to examing into all the mistakes 
and irregularities alleaed to have taken place in 
Ward 13, Precinct 3, at the last election. Cer- 
tainly we in this branch have an equal 
interest in the matter, as the election of three of 
our members may have been vitiated by those 
errors. At tbe present time our Committee on 
Elections is examining this very matter, and as I 
presume it was an oversight on the part ot the other 
Board, to havf appointed a soecial committee of 
that branch, I have asketl that our committee 
may report tbe facts which they necessarily will 
find; and as a matter of courtesy 1 ask that the 
other branch allow their committee to act at the 
same time. It will be tbe height of absurdity, of 
course, for the committees of the two branches 
to act separately. We have already commenced 
an investigation, because the seat of one of our 
members is contested. For the sake of harmony 
between the two branches, I have offered tbis 
order and resolve, and hope tbe Board of Alder- 
men will concur. Of course we have the same 
interest in having correct election returns, and it 
seems pioper tbat the two committees should 
make the examination together. 

The resolve an I order were passed. Mr. Whit- 
more moved a reconsideration, hoping it would 
not prevail. Lost. Sent up. 

CITY SURVEYOR'S DEPARTMENT. 

The annual report of the City Surveyor (City 

Doc. 5) was received and sent up. 
The amount expended during the year has 

been— 

Expenses of city proner, South and East 
Boston, Roxbury, We»t Roxbury, Brigh- 
ton and Chavlestown ^22,658.24 

Expenses o( the Dorchester branch office. . 3,326.24 

Total expenditure irom appropriation for 

surveying for 1880 ^25 ,984.48 

The following is a classification of the ex- 
penses: 

Citij tiurveyor's Office. 
City Proper, South and East Boston, Roxbury, 

West Roxbury, Brighton and Charlestown. 
Salaries of the City Surveyor and twenty- 
two employes in office ^20,339.55 

Drawing paper and materials 257.62 

Furniture 142.75 

Hardware 7.75 

Plans and information relating to streets.. 100.75 

Horse-hire for City Surveyor 41.75 

Stationery, note books, etc 275.52 

Binding and repairing plans in volumes... 34.79 

New instruments and repairing 123.70 

Printing 23.20 

Incidental expenses, viz., car fares, ferry 
toLs travelling expenses, and small sup- 
plies for office 544.27 

Telephone line tt- Dorchester 125.78 

Advertising 15.01 

Kef reshraents for committee 50.60 

Lithograph maps of Dorchester 235.00 

" Roxbury 98.00 

" " " South Boston 100.00 

" " East Boston 87.00 

Other miscellaneous expenses 55.20 

822,658.24 
Dorchester Branch Office. 
Surveyors and assistants (five persons)... . $3,074.50 

Drawing materials , stationery, etc 16 54 

Fuel, gas, care of rooms, etc 143.00 

Instruments, and repairs of same 33.75 

Travelling expenses and incidentals 78,45 

^3,326.24 
Employes. 
The average number of persons employed during 
the past year to perform the work in the city 
proper, Charlestown, South Boston, East Bos- 
ton, Roxbury, West Roxbury and Brighton was. . 22 
The average number of persons employed at Dor- 
chester branch office 5 

27 
The report gives comparative statistics of the 
appropriations and employes for a series of years, 
a list of the plans made and general work done 
during the year 1880, and other details connected 
with the department. 

Adjourned, on motion of Mr. Fitzpatrick of 
Ward 8, at 8.50 o'clock, P. M. 



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CITY OF BOSTON. 



Proceedings of the Board of Aldermen, 

JANUARY 17, 1881. 



Regular meeting at 4 o'clock P. M., Alderman 
O'Brien, Chairman, presiding. 

EXECOTIVE APPOINTMENT. 

Mayor's Clerk— Frederick E. Goodrich. Sent 
down. 

PETITIONS KEFEBBED. 

To the Committee on Survey and Inspection of 
Buildings on the part of the Board. Frederick 
W. Fisher, tor leave to iiroject a lantern trom 235 
Pleasant street; Thomas H. Hearn, for leave to 
project a dru^cist's mortar in front of 102 Harri- 
son avenue, corner Kneeland street. 

7'o the Comm,Utee on Health on the part of the 
Board. Petition for leave to occupy stable as 
follows: James D. Driscol, new wooden, three 
horses, next, to 195 Walnut avenue. Ward 21. 

To the Joint Committee on Survey and In- 
spection of Buildings. Butchers' Slaughtering 
and Mel.ing Association, to alter a wooden build- 
ing on rear of Market street, near Winship ave- 
nue. Ward 25. 

To the Joint Cominittee on Claims. Anna L. 
Holmes, for compensation for injuries sustained 
by alleged insecure condition of sidewalk at 31 
Edinboio' street; Froza Carr, to be paid for per- 
sonal injuries received from insecure condition 
of North street Jan. 10, 1881; Mary Landry, to be 
paid damages for personal injuries received by 
an alleged defect in Nashua street Jan. 13, 1881. 

PETITION FOB STEAM ENGINE. 

A petition was received from Joseph P.Shaw for 
leave to locate and use a steam engine and boiler 
of five horse-power in Green street, near Brook- 
line avenue, and an order was passed for a hear- 
ing thereon on Monday, Feb. 7, at four o'clock 
P. M. 

"DEAD" TELEGRAPH WIEES, 

The following was received: 

Police Commissioners' Office, ) 
No. 7 Pemberton Square, { 
Boston, Jan. 11, 1881. ) 
To The Honorable the Mayor and Board of Al- 
dermen — There are many telegraph wires in va- 
rious parts of the city which may be called "dead 
vpires," that is, which are no longer in use. They 
are continuously breaking and dropping into the 
street. The power of the Police in the matter is 
very limited, and legislation seems to be neces- 
sary compelling thH removal of such wires, which 
sometimes greatly endanger the public safety. 
Very respectlully, 

Henry w'alkeb. 
Chairman Board of Po ice Commissioners. 
Referred to Committee on Paving, on motion of 
Alderman Slarie. 

INSPECTORS OF BALLAST. 

The report of the Inspector of Ballast for the 
quarter ending Dec. 31, 1880, was received and 
sent down. 

Received $440.15; expenses $19.25. 

BRIDGE REPORTS. 

The annual report of the Superintendent of 
Charles River Bridge was received, showing that 
9154 vessels had passed through the draw in 1880. 
Sent down. 

SEWER ASSESSMENTS. 

Reports of the cost of constructing sewers were 
received from the Superintendent of Sewers, as 
follows: 

Parker street, Charlestown S599..35 

Elmore and \MImon1 streets 5,760 6 > 

Pleasant street, Dorchester 1,908.45 

Henchman street 373.53 

Knapp street 334.4(J 

Palmer and Eustis streets 346 13 

Park street, Dorchester 1,160.08 

(ireenwich place. Dorchester 79t5.70 

Glen road. West Roxbury 1,222 25 

Tremoiit street, west of Phillips street 682.05 

Foster street 4 1 9.20 

Dix street, Dorchester 2,587 33 

Cazenove place 516.60 

Pearl street, Dorchester 1 ,046.46 

Severally referred to Committee on Sewers. 

PAPERS FBOM THE COMMON COUNCIL. 

Petitions were referred in concurrence. 

Order to give each neiv member of the City 



Council five copies of the Anniversary Memorial. 
Referred to Committee on Printing in concur- 
rence 

Annual report City Surveyor. (City Doc. 5.) 
Placed on tile. 

Resolve, that this Board request its Committee 
on Election Irregularities in Ward 13, to act in 
conjunction with the Committee on Elections on 
part of Common Council. Concurred. 

Order for the Mayor to extend courtesies to dis- 
tinguished strangers visiting this city during this 
year — the expense not to exceed ,$5000. Passed in 
concurrence — yeas 12, nays 0. 

Ice in South Bay Channel. 

The order for the Fire Commissioners to keep 
the South Bay Channel clear of ice came up 
amended, ''So that the Committee on the Harbor 
shall be directed to report what means can be 
taken to keep said channel free from ice." 

Alderman Curtis — I can see no reason why the 
order passed one week ago today in this Board 
should not stand just as it is written, and why 
this Board should not adhere to their former vote. 
And, sir, I see can in a moment that what they 
have passed in the other branch is what we do 
not want, and that it will not amount to anything. 
If you will look a moment, the amendment is 
this: 

'•That the Joint Standing Committee on the Har- 
bor, wh n appointed, be directed to consider and 
report what means," etc. 

When that committee is appointed. Now, sir, 
if we succeed as well as we have since this body 
was organized In getting your committees, and 
then have it referred to that Committee on the 
Harbor, and they have a hearing and report back 
—and they have a right to keep it four weeks, — 
why, sir, you may as well let ic go till the Fourth 
of July, and have the ice broken up about that 
time, for you would n't get it before the Fourth 
of July. The order was introduced in this Board 
to protect the abutters on that channel. I ven- 
ture to say that the Fire Commissioners let that 
channel close up with ice when it was their dutv 
not to let it close up. I think I can show you it 
was their duty not to let it close up. The points 
they raise are, that the fire boat is not strong 
enough to break the ice, and that it is not their 
duty to clear that channel. So far as the ice is 
concerned, there is none there now, and it is a 
great thing to bring up that bugbear, that the 
boat is not strong enough, when I took a little 
tugboat last Friday and run it up through that 
ice, and she got back to her moorings in 
just two houfs. The fire boat lying 
there has nothing to do under the heav- 
ens. She has her captain, and he is 
aching for orders If he had an order to go up 
that channel and runup through the Charlestown 
channel; he would fly almost out of his boots. 
He is aching for something to do. Now, 
sir, the ice has gone. We don't care anything 
about that order two months hence. If we refer 
it to this Harbor Committee, the sun of the spring 
will come down upon us, and we shall not watit 
the ice broken up. Now, sir, I said to the Fire 
Commissioners, We ask you to run up and down 
that channel once a day, and that will keep the 
ice from getting together. It will take the cap- 
tain an hour and a half to do it. That little boat 
I had did it in just two hours, with the ice ahead 
of it. Now, sir', I am told by the head of the com- 
missioners tnat it is not hiy duty to do it; that he 
has n't the right to do it; that it is a highway, 
the same as Washington street, and he asks to 
have it cleared of ice, so that the fire boat can 
go up there. Said I, Mr. Chairman, I will agree 
with you in one point— it is a highway. To 
keep it so all he has to do is to keep that boat 
travelling up there once a day, and kee|) the ice 
cut away before it hardens. He says the ice is 
to be cleared away from the highway, the same 
as the streets are to be kept clear by the 
Superintendent rrf Streets. Suppose we see 
the snow coming, and we know it will 
be two or three feet deep before morn- 
ing. Does the Fire Commissioner go to 
the Superintendent of Streets and say, I 
want the streets cleared in case there should be a 
fire? No, sir; he does not do it. He goes to the 
ordinance and says, I have the power to hire 
horses, and take men, and go through the streets, 
and put this fire out. What do we ask him to do 
here? All we ask him to do here is to let that 
boat go up and down that cnannel every day or 
two in extremely cold weather, to prevent the ice 
from closing in thick. What has th.at boat got to 



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do? As I said before, tlie captain Is rusting out 
for something co do. They sit there and play 
checkers and dominoes to pass away the time. 
They want something to du. This will not cost 
the city ot Boston anything. All that it will cost 
for that boat to go up and down will be a little 
extra coal. I sav there is where it belongs. He 
has the right and the power to do it, and you and 
I and this Board cannot help ourselves. They 
have the power, and they are the servants of this 
City Government —under pay, too — and they 
should be alert, sir, and around, and see where 
their fire engines and fire boat can go in the city 
of Boston. Now, sir, what is this City Council 
hereto do? We are the servants of the citi- 
zens of Boston without pay. Now, sir, if 
we have hired servants, is it for them 
to sit in this building and not do their duty? 
There is more inflammable material in chat half- 
mile district than in any other similar district in 
the city. The people there are alarmed because 
they have had so many fires. There is no reason 
why they should not be when they come and want 
this Board to break up that ice without any ex- 
pense to the city of Beston, and It is not done. 
Why should n't they feel, Mr. Chairman, alarmed? 
and why should n't tbis Board take some notice 
of them ? This half a mile of territory is taxed 
to a large amount. Every one of your Assessors 
can see the property. It is n't hidden. It is n't 
put in the background. It is where all your As- 
sessors can get bold of it, and the owners pay 
their taxes on it, and why should n't they be pro- 
tected? They pay for this Fire Department sir, and 
let them be "protected. It is n'r, Mr. Chairman, 
like a man with a bond in his pocket, and the 
first day ot May he takes up his residence in Mil- 
ton. Therefore, I say, let those men be protected. 
You aiid I have a right to come here for protec- 
tion, and it is our duty to see that they are pro- 
tected. Now, sir, if we adopt that amendment, 
what does it amount to for the present time? 
Nothiiig at all. It is nothing. We have to wait 
till this committee is appointed. I say 
let us do today what should be done 
today, and not put it off until tomor- 
row. I hope this Board will not adopt 
thatl'amendment, but will adhere to their former 
vote. I have only one word more to way in rela- 
tion to this first order. I am sorry I did not in- 
clude the whole circuit of the wharves around to 
Charlestown, and I hope some gentleman will 
offer that amendment. 

Alderman Hersey— I heartily agree with the 
gentleman in regard to the absurdity of referring 
an order that requires prompt action to a com- 
mittee not yet appointed. It seems to me it is 
the obvious duty of the Fire Commission to see 
that the avenues and approaches to property which 
this boat is supposed to protect are in such a 
condition that the boat can reach the property in 
case of an alarm of fire. At this season of the 
year the streets are in bad condition and the fire 
engines cannot respond as quickly as usual, and 
we need all the more cooperation of the tire boat 
along the line of the wharves. As the Alderman 
has said, by attending to the br.eaking of the ice 
when it begins to form, it is easier to keep the 
channel clear. The sooner it is demonstrated 
that this boat is not suitable for an ice boat, the 
sooner it should be put in proper condition for 
that purpose. I will move to amend by inserting 
after "South Bay Channel" the words, "and the 
•wharves along the South Boston shore and at 
Charlestown." 

Alderman Slade— Some two weeks ago the Com- 
•mittee on Improved Sewerage found that it was 
necessary to break out the ice down at the pump- 
ing station. That committee employed a boat 
for that purpose. The weather then was so cold 
that the boat we had could hardly do the work, 
as the frost and thick ice were getting the advan- 
tage of it. We made application to the Police 
Department for the police boat to help. We also 
made application to the Fire Department for 
their boat, thinking that was a boat intended for 
breaking ice. But we ascertained from the Fire 
Commissioners that the fire boat was entirely un- 
fit to attempt ro break Ice, or to go where Ice was 
of any thickness. At that time the harbor was 
frozen over pretty thick and solid. We succeed- 
ed, however, in our work, but without the help 
of the fire boat Flanders. I have seen some ot 
the Fire Commissioners within a few days, and 
they say that boat is entirely inadequate to do 
this work. I do not know but she would be fit to 
.ply up and do ^n when the ice was first making. 



But there are plenty of tugboats better fitted for 
breakicg ice than this tire boat is. The fire boat 
is certainly a failure for that work, and I was 
satisfied of that before this matter was brought 
up in the Board. I think myself that the Coih- 
mittee on the Harbor is the proper department 
to see that the harbor is kept clear, not only for 
the Fire Commissioners, bur, for the convenience 
of travel in the harbor. I do not hardly see why 
the Fire Commissioners should have this work 
put upon them. They certainly have n't got a 
boat fit to do it. If they have pot it to do, we 
must certainly furnish them with the means to do 
it with, and it seems to me the Harbor Committee 
are the proper ones to take this matter in charge. 
Therefore, I think the amendment of the Com- 
mon Council is a proper one, and I think if the 
gentlemen who have spoken will look this matter 
over and ascertain the exact situation of affairs 
they will agree with me. 

Alderman Hersey — The order does not specify 
that any particular boat shall be used. It seems 
to me that the Fire Commissioners are the ones 
who should see to it that the harbor is clear of 
ice. By referring this to a committee not yet ap- 
pointed we shall have no prompt action. This 
demands prompt action at once, either by the 
action of the Fire Comiuissioners, or the coopera- 
tion of some other department which has a boat 
for clearing the harbor, and the thing can be ac- 
complished very easily. It is not necessary to de- 
lay the matter by referring it to a commftti e and 
waiting two or three weeks for their report, when 
it can be done by the power which the Fire Com- 
missioners have today. 

Alderman Caldwell— It seems that the only ob- 
jection raised to the amendment is on account of 
time— that if it goes to the Committf e on Harbor 
it cannot be done promptly. Now, this fire boat 
was made for a special purpose. It i.^ liuilt to be 
operated at tires the same as steam fire engines. 
You woulii not think of taking one of our steam 
engines for clearing the streets of snow. It 
seems to me it will be better to get some other 
tugboat that is suitable for that work. It re- 
quires a very powerful boat to break up Ice and 
keep the channel clear. I think some amend- 
ment might be adopted whereby a suitable boat 
could be engaged. If this goes to the Committee 
on the Harbor they will attend to it as soon as 
they are organized. 

Alderman Flynn— Until within a year or two an 
annual appropriation of about $10,000 has been 
made for keeping: the harbor clear of ice and for 
the harbor expense generally, and that work has 
been done under the direction of the Harbor 
Committee. Within the last two or three years 
the harbor has not frozen over and no money has 
been expended for breaking ice, as the tugboats 
plying through the harbor have kept the channel 
clear. I find that this year but $3000 were appro- 
priated for that department, where, as I said be- 
fore, $10,000 have been appropriated annually, for 
keeping the harbor and the channels up South 
Bay and at Charlestown clear of ice. I understand, 
now, there is an appropriation of about $1600, 
but that that goes to pay the salaries of the Har- 
bor Master and the men under him. It seems to 
me this matter ought to be referred to the Har- 
bor Committee and if necessity requires immetii- 
ate action the committee can take responsibility 
and then can come to the City Government, who 
will appropriate the money. 

Alderman Viles— I fully believe in this order as 
it comes from the Common Council. We have a 
Committee on the Harbor, or shall have i!i one or 
a few days. If I was chairman ot that committee 
and a necessity arose for breaking up the ice in 
the harbor, 1 should take the respon.sibility of 
having it done and come to the City Council and 
ask fur the money. I do not believe this work 
should be put upon the Fire Commissioners. 

Alderman Curtis — Ic should be clearly under- 
stood that there is no ice to be bioken up 
now. The reason that order is offered is for im- 
mediate action when there is danger of the chan- 
nel being frozen over. If the Aldermen desire to 
have the words inserted, that the channel be kept 
clear until otherwise ordered, that will help us to- 
day. The Fire Commissioners can hire another 
boat. I do not wish them to put on their boat if 
it is not suitable. Let this order remain as it is, 
and that will give the Harbor Committee a chance 
to report. We need immediate action. That is 
what we need at the present time. 

The Board concurred with the Common Coun- 
cil— 6 for, 4 against. 



BOARD OF ALDERMEN 



Joint Rules and Orders, 

Notice of adherence by the Common Council 
to their vote of Jan. 6 (except that the proj)osed 
amendment of the seconri joint rule viAS stricken 
out), and Messrs. Whitmore, Greeuough, Pratt, 
Haear and Pray were appointed a committee of 
conference, with a committee of this Board, on 
the subject of difference between the two 
branches, on the remainder of the rules of last 
year. 

The question was upon concurrence with the 
other branch. 

Alderman Slade— At the first meeting of this 
Board tjie following order was passed: 

Ordered, That iIih joint rules and orders of the 
City Council of 1880 be adopted as the joint rules 
and orders of the present City Council until 
otherwise ordered, and that the Chairman of the 
Board of Aldermen with one other member of 
that branch, and the President and two other 
members of the Common Council, be a commit- 
tee to examine and report it any additions and 
alterations are needed therein. Passed, and Al- 
derman Viles wa- uppuinted on said committee 

Mr. Chairman, an order like that has been 
passed every jtar s-iuce I have been in this Board, 
and I think it is a proper one to pass. Such an 
order as that is passed by all bodies where they 
have joint rules. I see that they did the same 
thing in the Legislature, and I do not see 
why it is n't the proper thing for us to do. I do 
not see any objection to the Council adopting it, 
and what they want, or what they are after par- 
ticularly in this matter, I do not understand. Al- 
though I do not object to the eighteen rules as 
passed the other night, at the same time it 
does seem to me that this is a luoiier thing to do, 
and ought to be adhered to. With that feeling I 
will make a motion that the Board of Aldermen 
adhere to their foruitt vote. 

Alderman Whitten— I fully agree with the Al- 
derman who has just taken his seat, in regard to 
this matter. But so long as the Common Coun- 
cil has appointed a committee of conference, I 
think it is no more than a matter of courtesy that 
we should do the same thing. While perhaps it 
would n't amount to anj'thing, it will at the ^ame 
time be treating them fairly, and they will feel 
differently about the matter than if they are not 
met in the proper spirit. I move that the Confer- 
ence Committee be appointed. 

Alderman Slade— If the committee appointed 
under this order cannot agree, then it is proper 
for a committee of conference to be appointed, 
and I should be in favor of it. But to appoint a 
committee of conference before anything else has 
been done, it seems to me is getting the cart be- 
fore the horse. 

Alderman Whitten— Could not this committee 
of conference be appointed and hold a meeting 
and see if they could not agree in five minutes, 
perhaps before this Board adjourns? 

Alderman Slade— I do not think they could. 

The Board voted to adhere to their former 
vote. 

On motion of Alderman Slade, the request for 
a committee of conference was laid upon the 
table. 

Later in the session Alderman Hersey moved 
that the request for the appointment of a com- 
mittee of Conference be taken from the table. 

Alderman Hersey — Though I agree with the Al- 
derman on my right that the rules and orders 
that have been heretofore in use are sufficient to 
guide us until the committee can offer us some- 
thing better, j et as there is a difference of opinion 
in regard to this, on the part of the other branch, 
AS they have asked us to meet them in a com- 
mittee of conference, I do not think we shall de 
tract anything from the dignity ot this board or 
waive any right by meeting them in conference. 
The Alderman says he does n't exactly under- 
stand what they are driving at. We will be able 
to discover that by appointing a committee of 
conference. At any rate they will have an op- 
portunity to show us the reason they have for the 
positicm they have taken in this matter. I hope 
the committee of conference will be appointed. 

Alderman Slade— I hope we shall not; take this 
matter from the table. The rules and orders are 
good enough as we worked under them tem- 
porarily for the last three or four years. When 
the commiitee proposed to be appointed by the 
order passed by this Board come together and 
say to us that they cannot agree, then it will be 
time enough to have a committee of conference. 
1 hope the matter will lay upon the table until 



such time as the Committee on Joint Rules and 
Orders report. 

Alderman Flynn— It seems to me improper at 
this time to appoint a committee of conference, 
for the reason that they have not concurred with 
I'.s in joining a committee to the committee pro- 
posed by this Board. I hey have adopted the first 
eighteen joint rules, and this Boa'rd has non- 
concurred, and they want a committee of confer- 
ence on the balance of the rules, from 18 to 26^ 
Now, sir, until something is done, until they 
agree with this Board in adopting those rules 
and appointing a committee to coiiSider and re- 
port what changes are necessary, and then, if we 
fail to agree, will be the time to appoint a com- 
mittee of conference, and not now, when they 
have not agreed upon anything. 

Alderman Hersey— As I understand, this Board 
refuses to adopt any part of those rules and or- 
ders except as a whole. The other branch have 
adopted only a certain portion. There is a differ- 
ence of opinion as to the advisability ot adopting 
this. I think every one of them should be adopt- 
ed; but still, as there is this difference of opinion, 
I do not see why it is n't proper to appoint this 
committee of conference. 

The motion to take from the table was lost. 
Nomenclature of Streets. 

Order to refer report of Street Commissioners 
(1880) on new names for streets to the Committee 
on Ordinances, to report whether said report 
should be indorsed by City Council. 

Alderman Flynn- This is a matter which be- 
longs entirely to the Board of Aldermen and the 
Street Commissioners. Under the act of the 
Legislature the Joint Committee on Ordinances 
have nothing to do with it. I move that the mat- 
ter be referred to the Committee on Streets on the 
part of this Board. 

Alderman Flynn read the act referred to. 

The motion to refer to the Committee on Streets 
prevailed. 

Protests of William H. Cundy and others, and 
of the Trustees of Warren-avenue Baptist Church, 
against the change of name of Warren avenue, 
came up referred to the Committee on Ordinances. 
The Board referred the papers to the Committee 
on Streets. 

CAMBRIDGE BRIDGES. 

The tenth annual report of the commissioner for 
West Boston Canal and Prison Point bridges (City 
Doc. 8) was received and sent down. 

The draw of West Boston Bridge was opened 
1642 times. Canal Bridge 4304, Prison Point Bridge 
465. 

Statement of the amount and kind of freight 
which passed through Canal Bridge during the 
year ending Jan. 1, 1881. 

Coal 158,686 tons 

Gravel 19,140 " 

Stone 16,692 " 

Ice 632 '• 

Hay 467 " 

Iron 260 " 

Lumber 15,377,000 feet B. M.. 

Brick 1,864,000 

Piles 12,131 pieces. 

Posts 11,175 

Ties 1,400 

Wood 7,388 cords. 

Potatos, etc 1,570 bushels. 

Fish 100 barrels, 

Tow boats 529 

Statement of the amount and kind of freight 
whieh passed through Prison-point Bridge during 
the year ending Jan. 1, 1881: 

Lumber 4,766.000 ft. B. M. 

Shingles 740,000 

Coal 51,067 tons. 

Wood 1,750 cords. 

Lime 1,591 barrels. 

Posts 402 pieces. 

Sand 330tons. 

The total expenditures for all the bridges were 
$5627.52. 

PUBLIC LANDS. 

The following (City Doc. 7) was received and 
sent down: 

Office of the Board of Street i 
Commissioners, \ 

Jan. 11, 1881. ) 
To the Honorable City Council— The Board of 
Street Commissioners respectfully report that the 
sales of land that have taken place under the di- 
rection ot the Committee on Public Lands, from 
Sept. 30, 1880, at which time the former Superin- 
tendent of Public Lands submitted his final re- 
port, to Jan. 1 of this year, are as follows: 



JANUARY 17 



1881 



23 



Amount 

Lots. Location. Feet. Price. Realized. 

1.. Fellows court 3.185 .21 S668.85 

3..Ea8tDedham street 7,038 .521/2 3,694.95 

2.. ■' " " 4,702 .611/2 2,891.73 

1.. Broadway 3,750 .27 1,012.60 

1.. •' 3,750 .261/2 983.81 

1.. Third street 3,750 .30 1,125.00 

1.. '« " 3,750 .171/2 656.25 

1.. " " 3,750 .16»/4 628,13 

L.Rear of East Third street 

and M street (with a 

brick stable thereon).. 2,097 .... 1,215.00 

812,876.22 
In settlement of the preceding there has been 
received by the City Collector the sum of 
$3,119.83 in cash, and bonds from the several pur- 
chasers for the payment, ineigh', annual instal- 
ments, of the balance due of $9,756.39. 
By order of the Board of Street Commissioners, 
J. H. Jenkins, Clerk. 

THE MVSTIC POND NUISANCE. 

The following was received : 

Mayor's Office, City Hall, ) 
Boston, Jan. 17, 1881. | 

To the Honorable the City Council— A petition 
has been presented to the Legislature of the Com- 
monwealth allegina' that a nuisance has been 
created at Medford bv the Mystic sewer, and ask- 
ing for a repeal of the scetute authorizing the en- 
trance of the sewer into Mystic Lower Pond. If 
the prayer of the petition is granted it will be- 
come necessary to abandon the use of Mystic wa- 
ter or provide "some other way of disposing of the 
sewage which now passes through the Mystic 
sewer. The former alternative might cause great 
inconvenience to those living in that part of the 
city which is supplied by My.-stic water; the latter 
would involve the expenditure ol a large sum of 
money. I deem the matter so important that I 
transmit herewith a copy of the bill sought by the 
petitioners, and suggest the appointment of a 
special committee to represent the city before 
the Legislature and protect its interests in the 
premises. I respectfully suggest that the Chair- 
man of the Board of Aldermen, with another 
member of the Board, and the President of the 
Common Council, with two other members of that 
body, constitute the committee for this purpose. 
Fbederick O. Prince, Mayor. 

BILL TO provide FOR THE REMOVAL OF SEWER- 
AGE FROM MYSTIC LOWER POND BY THE 
CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc. 

Section 1. So much of chapter 202 of the acts 
of 1875 as authorizes the city of Boston to empty 
its sewer, constructed under said act, into Mystic 
Lower Pond, is hereby repealed, and said city is 
hereby directed to cease turning sewage into said 
Mystic Lower Pond, and to remove its said sewer 

therefrom within days from the passage of 

this act. 

Sect. 2. The Supreme Judicial Court or any 
justice thereof, in term time or vacation, sitting 
in equity for either the counties of Suffolk or 
Middlesex, shall have jurisdiction in equity to 
enforce the provisions of the first section of this 
act by injunction or any other appropriate equita- 
ble remedy, on complaint of the inhabitants of 
the town'of Medford or any inhabitant of said 
town. 

Sect. 3. Said city of Boston, for the purpose of 
paying the expense of removing said sewer from 
said Mystic Lower Pond, and making other dispo- 
sition of the sewage and waters now turned into 
said pond through its said sewer, is hereby au- 
thorized to raise and appropriate, in such manner 
as its City Government shall determine, such 
sums of money as shall be necessary; and is fur- 
ther hereby authorized to take and hold for the 

term of years such lands in the towns of 

Woburn, Winchester or Medford, on or near the 
line of said sewer, as shall be necessary for the 
construction of tanks or basins in making such 
other disposition of said sewage and waters, or 
treatment thereof, to free the same from any 
noxious, dangerous and offensive matter or prop- 
erties. Said city shall make such compensation 
to the owners for such lands as it shall take under 
this act,to be obtained, if said city and said owner 
or owners do not agree, in the same manner as is 
provided for the recovery of damages in the 
taking of lands for highways. 

Sect, 4. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

Alderman Caldwell offered an order — That a 
joint snecial committee, consisting of the Chair- 



man and one other member of the Board ot 
Aldermen, and the President and two other mem- 
bers of the Common Council, be appointed to pro- 
tect the interests of the city of Boston in the 
matter of the petition concerning the Mystic 
Valley sewer, now before the Legislature, a"s re- 
ferred to in the communication of his Honor the 
Mayor of this date. Passed, and Alderman 
Caldwell was appointed on said committee. 
Sent down. 

LICENSES FOR MINORS. 

Alderman Breck offered an order — That the 
Board of Aldermen be and they are hereby author- 
ized, in accordance with section 14, chapter 50, 
of thp General Statutes, to make rules and regu- 
lations to restrain sales by minors, or to grant 
licenses for minors to make such sales, on such 
terms and conditions as they shall prescribe. 
Passed. Sent down. 

FANEUIL HALL. 

Alderman Woolley submitted a report from the 
Committee on Faneull Hall recommending the 
granting of the petition of the Grand Army of 
the Republic to use said hall on Jan. 26 and 27 for 
annual convention. Accepted. 

THE BROOKER FUND. 

Alderman Curtis offered an order — That his 
Honor the Mayor be requested to petition the 
pre>ent Legislature for an act authorizing the 
Board of Alderman to have transferred to the 
Overseers of the Poor of Boston the fund willed 
by Mrs. Joanna Brooker to the Selectmen of Bos- 
ton, the receipts of said fund to be distributed 
by the said Overseers of the Poor, as directed by 
the will. 

Alderman Curtis— Mr. Chairman, I will explain 
the order before that vote is taken. I find, by 
the will, sir, that that fund is left to be distrib- 
tited by the Selectmen of Boston. This fund was 
willed to the city of Boston in 1759. At that 
time th« Selectmen were the Overseers of the 
Poor. It was willed to be given to widows and 
sick people of Boston. Now, if the Aldermen of 
this Board wish to carry out the design of the 
will, and wish it carried out the same as any 
other donation, they must investigate every case 
to which they will give this money. Now, 1 want 
to state a ease to you. I have seen so much of 
this that I know it, root and branch. The tlrst 
case that applied to me was a poor unfortunate 
widow. I found her in an unfortunate situation. 
She sat there with her hands all cttrled up, almost 
behind her. She has no control of her hands 
whatever— perfectly helpless, an object ol pity. 
But, sir, this will don't touch her, and for that 
reason this Board should transfer this matter to a 
board of men who have all those cases on record. 
The poor people of Boston who belong in the 
city and have a settlement here should have this 
fund. This woman thinks she ought to have the 
whole of it. She belongs in Lynn, and under that 
act, what right have we to help her? She has been 
helped ever since Mayor Norcross's time. There 
she sits in the chair, perfectly helpless, and she 
thinks she ought to have the whole of it. She be- 
gan to tell me her story ever since she began to 
be helped when Mr. Norcross was Mayor. But I 
found I could not make her understand. The 
only way I could get away from her was to run 
ray hand down into my pocket and rattle some 
silver. She could not hear the rattle, but she saw 
the silver when I took it out, and then she 
stopped. Now this is an annoyance to your City 
Clerk to have sixteen dollars to be distributed by 
each Alderman, and if it is sent to the Overseers 
of the Poor it will be given to parties who deserve 
it. 

Alderman Caldwell— I do not know but that will 
be a good move, but I do not exactly understand 
the working of it. As I had some little experi- 
ence last year in regard to the treatment of the 
poor, and as we move rather slowly in 
making changes in such matters, 1 do not like 
to have anything done hastily. I wish anv move 
made in that direction to be thoroughly "consid- 
ered. If the Alderman will be willing to let it 
lay over until the next meeting — 

Alderman Curtis — Certainly. 

The order was laid over. 

THE RESERVOIR BUILDING. 

Alderman Curtis offered an order— That the 
Committee on Public Buildings be and they are 
hereby endowed with full power to sell, for the 
best interest of the city of Boston, the whole or 
any part of the reservoir building, situated on 
Derne street, Boston; the receipts thereof to be 



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placed to the CI edit of the Sinking Fund. Laid 
on the table, on motion of Alderman Slade, until 
the committee is appointed. 

FRANKLIN FUND. 

Alderman Viles submitted the following: 
The committee appointed to examine the ac- 
oounts of S. F. McCleary, Treasurer of the Frank- 
lin Fund, have attended to that duty, and report 
that they find said accounts have been correctly 
kept and the interest duly collected, and the se- 
curities, which were examined by the committee, 
were found in proper condition. It appears from 
the examination that the condition of the fund is 
at this date as follows: 

Amount of fund Feb. 1, 1880 ^249,095.87 

Interest accrued and collected 9,972.99 

Total g259,068.86 

The above amount is invested as follows: 

■ Deposits in Massachusetts Hospital Life 

Office 8256,772.09 

Balances of eight bonds for loans 1,135.00 

In Suffolk Savings Bank 1,161.22 

Cash 55 

g259,06&.86 
. Respectfully submitted. 

Clinton Viles. 
j. a. tockek. 
Accepted. Committee. 

THE NEXT MEETING. 

Alderman Woolley moved that when the Board 
adjourns it be to Wednesday at, twelve o'clock, 
and that a committee of two be appointed to re- 
port on returns of votes for a member of the 
Common Council on Saturday last. Carried, and 
Aldermen Woolley and Hersey were appointed 
said committee. 

LAMP DEPARTMENT. 

Alderman Breck offered an order— That the Su- 
perintendent of Lamps be, and he hereby is, au- 
thorized, under the approval of the Committee 
on Lamps, during the municipal year 1881 to con- 
tract for and purchase the oil, lamps, brackets, 
gas cocks, burners, tips, lanterns, tools, horses, 
harnesses, stable supplies and such other articles 
as shall be found necessary for carrying on the 
department, also to employ such number of men 
as may be necessary; the cost thereof to be 
charged to the appropriation for Lamps. Passed. 

SEWERS. 

Alderman Viles submitted reports from the 
Committee on Sewers on sundry schedules of the 
cost of sewers, previously referred to them, rec- 
ommending the passage of orders for the assess- 
ment and collection of the same. The orders 
were passed. 



LAND DAMAGES. 

Alderman Flynn, from the Committei 
Streets on the part of the Board, offered an c 
to pay Caroline D., wife of Alexander F. Gifl 
$40, for land taken and all damages occasi 
by the widening of Brook and North avenue 
their junction. Passed. 

COUNTY BUILDINGS. 

Alderman Woolley offered the following: 

Ordered, That the Committee on County B 
ings be authorized to provide the necessarj 
niture for the Court House and Probate B 
ing; also for the Municipal Court rooms In 
bury, Dorchester, West Roxbury, Brigl 
Charlestown, East and South Boston; the exf 
therefor to be charged to the appropriatior 
the County of Suffolk. 

Passed. 

Ordered, That the Committee on County B 
ings be and tliey are hereby authorized to c 
such repairs and alterations to be made as 
be needed in the Court House, County J aii 
Probate Building,: also in the Municipal C 
rooms in Roxbury, Dorchester, West Roxl 
Brighton, Charlestown, East and South Boi 
provided said repairs and alterations shall no 
ceed the sum of $5000 on any one building di 
the municipal year; the expense therefor 1 
charged to the appropriation for the Couni 
Suffolk. 

Passed. 

PAVING REPORTS AND ORDERS. 

Alderman Slade submitted the following : 
the Committee on Paving: 

Report that Charles R. McLean, superinteni 
have leave to move a wooden building on V( 
street (as per application), on the usual ci 
tions. Accepted. 

Report and order— That permission be era 
to G. F. Burkhardt to erect a temporary plat 
on Parker street adjacent to his brewery, to f 
tate the delivery of ice into the same, said 
form to be removed within three weeks fron 
passage of this order. Order passed. 

Report and order— That permission be gra 
to John F. Mead to close Harwich street, bet' 
Dartmouth and Yarmouth streets, against p 
travel until May 1, 1881, on account of the erei 
of a block of bouses covering the whole of 
easterly side of said street. Order passed. 

Report and order— That permission be gra 
to the Suffolk Brewery Company to occupy 
term not exceeding three weeks from this da 
portion of the street in front of its brewer' 
East Eighth street, near G street. South Boi 
to facilitate the delivery of ice into said bre 
building, provided that such occupation shal 
interfere with the passage of street cars on 
street. Order passed. 

Adjourned on motion of Alderman Slade, 
stood adjourned until Wednesday next at 12 



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Proceedings of the Common Council, 

JANUARY 18, 1881. 



Adjourned regular meeting at 71/2 o'clock, P. M., 
Andrew J. Bailey, President, in the chair. 

PAPERS FKOM THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN. 

Reports of city officers. Placed on tile. 

Petitions were referred in concurrence. 

Annual report of the Department of Public 
Lands. Placed on file. 

Mayor's messag;e stating that he has appointed 
Frederick E. Goodrich as Mayor's clerk. Placed 
on file. 

Order for the Board of Aldermen to grant licen- 
ses for sales by minors, and to make rules and 
regulations to restrain such sales. Passed in con- 
currence. 

Message of the Mayor in regard to proposed 
action of the Legislature in regard to the Mystic 
Valley sewer, and order for the appointment of a 
joint special committee to protect the interest of 
the city in the matter of the petition, now before 
the Legislature, concerning the Mystic Valley 
sewer. Order passed in concurrence, and the 
President joined Messrs. Greenough of Ward 9 
and Hagar of Ward 10 to said committee. 
Joint Rules and Order*. 

The order for the adoption of the joint rules 
and for appointment uf a committee of confer- 
ence came down with notice that the Board of 
Aldermen insisted on its vote of Jan. 3 concern- 
ing the joint rules, and refused to join in the 
appointment of a committee of conference. 

The President — What disposition will the Coun- 
cil make of this communication? 

Mr. Whitmore of Ward 12—1 have an informal 
report to make from the committee of conference 
appointed on the part of this body, but inasmuch 
as we have a special assignment in one minute 
from now, 1 think it would be hardly worth while 
to begin on one subject and so soon have to break 
in upon it by the consideration of the special as- 
signment. 

On motion of Mr. Whitmore, the rule was sus- 
pended, and the Council took up the special as- 
signment for a quarter before ei^ht o'clock,which 
was acted upon, and the consideration of the 
joint rules, etc., resumed. 

Mr. Whitmore— The committee appointed by 
this body, consisting of five members, as a com- 
mittee of conference, held a meeting Saturday, 
to consider what alterations in the rules, in their 
opinion, would represent the views of the Council 
in the matter, so as to be prepared in case a con- 
ference committee should be appointed by the 
Board of Aldermen, so as to proceed at once to 
business. As gentlemen probably know, by the 
report in the newspapers, the Board of Aldermen 
refused to grant the committee of conference. 
It is not my wish to indulge in any remarks upon 
the proceedings of the other branch, but in look- 
ing carefully over Cushing's larger work, which 
contains almost everything, I fail to find 
any reason or precedent for the refusal 
of one branch to grant a committee of 
conference to the other branch. It is 
sometning so entirely unprecedented that it is 
impossible for us to m'ake any discussion of it. I 
believe there is hardly any precedent for such 
action except in the proceedings of the Board 
of Aldermen of this and last year. But as 
they did act In that manner, there is nothing left 
for us to do except to explain to the Council what 
change in the rules appears to be desirable, and 
although we were not technically in a position to 
make a report. th3 committee sat for some hours 
and deliberated on the subject, and prepared 
the draft of the new twentieth joint rule, which 
seems to present the points which the Council 
have apparently contended for. This rule, as it 
is proposed to "be amended, and the present rule, 
we have had printed and passed around among 
the members of the Council, because under the 
instructions of the committee I shall move 
that the Council nonconcur with the Board 
of Aldermen in their action, and that we ac- 
cept all the present joint rules with the substitu- 
tion of the twentieth, as printed on this slip for 
the existing twentieth ruie. The differences are 
intended to be in the direction of obtaining cor- 
rect accounts of the money spent. It is not in- 



tended to make any diminution ot the privileges 
of the Aldermen or Councilman. It does not pro- 
pose to limit them in any resppct. They may 
send just as much as they did last year or any 
other year. The main point covered by this 
amendment is that the bills shall be approved by 
the members of the committee who make the ex- 
penditure at the time, so that there can be no mis- 
takes about them, and that the name of every 
person who receives any refreshments or ridts in 
any carriages on city account will be placed on 
the hill, and it will be no longer possible to have 
anything charged to that committee f-jr 
any expenses outside of the committee, 
and if there is anything done outside, it 
is to be entered upon the records of 
the committee and appear upon the bill, 
so that the action of any Councilman will 
rest with his conscience and his constituents. 
The only other change wepronose to make is that 
all these bills shall be paid out of the contingent 
fund, so that the account, of that fund shall pre- 
sent to the Council and to both branches a state- 
ment of the va; ions contingent expenses of the 
joint committees. At present, as you know, 
these various accounts are scattered around. If 
any committee has charge of an appropriation, 
all such expenses are chargeable to that appro- 
priation. The amendment proposes that it shall 
all go into the contingent expenses, so that we can 
all see how the money is spent. That is a mere 
matter of bookkeeping, and I presume will hardly 
create any opposition. I shall leave it to the 
other gentlemen to explain the various details of 
the proposed amendments, because it is the work 
of, and is entirely satisfactory to all of us. 

The President— The gentleman from Ward 12 
moves that the Council nonconcur with the 
Board of Aldermen in their action; that the Coun- 
cil recede from their action before passed, and 
that the joint rules as they stand be adopted.with 
the exception of rule 20, which he moves be 
amended as follows: 

"Section 20. No bills for refreshments or car- 
riages shall be paid, unless such bills shall specify 
in detail the names of the persons to whom such 
refreshments or carriages were furnished, the 
dates of furnishing the same, and shall be ap- 
proved by the members of the City Council 
charged therewith, and countersigned by the pre- 
siding officer of a board or chairman of a com- 
mittee. All bills for refreshments shall be pre- 
sented at the time incurred, and shall be then 
approved by the members present. The presid- 
ing officer of a board or chairman of a committee 
shall not countersign any bill for refreshments or 
carriage hire unless approved as herein required, 
nor shall he countersign any such bill on account 
of any person not a member of the City Council, 
unless such person has been invited by a recorded 
vote of the board or committee. Such bill, when 
so approved, shall be paid from the contingent 
fund of the City Council; and the Auditor of Ac- 
counts shall not pass any such bill for the ap- 
proval of the Committee "on Accounts, unless it 
has been approved as provided in this or the pre- 
ceding section." 

[Rule 20 as at present reads as follows : "Sec- 
tion 20. No bills for refreshments or carriages 
furnished to any member of the City Govern- 
ment shall by paid unless such bills shall specify 
in detail the names of the members to whom such 
refreshments or carriages were furnished, the 
dates of furnishing the same, and shall be ap- 
proved by the presiding officer ot a board, or 
chairman of a committee, duly authorized there- 
to. The presiding officer of a board, or chairman 
of a committee, shall not approve any bill for 
refreshments furnished on any day other that the 
day of meeting of such board or committee, or 
any bill for refreshments which includes liquors 
or cigars, or any bill for refreshments furnished 
to any person not a member of such board or 
committee, unless specially authorized to do so by 
vote of such board or committee. Such bills, when 
so approved, shall be paid from the appropriation 
to which they are incident; and the Auditor of 
Accounts shall not pass any such bill for the ap- 
proval of the Committee on Accounts, unless it 
has been approved as provided in this or the pre- 
ceding section."! 

Mr. Greenough of Ward 9— As one of the mem- 
bers of the Committee on Joint Rules and Orders 
of the City Council and of this conference com- 
mittee, I should like to speak very briefly upon 
this matter. As we have the reputation of being 
harnessed to the triumphal car of the gentleman 
from Ward 12, and our collective noses being 



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flrmly grasped io his mighty band, I should like 
to explain that while we concur in the amend- 
ment now proposed, it is not in the shape in which 
it was brought to us by the chairman of the com- 
mittee. I do not propose to ciiticise at any 
length the action of the Board of Aldermen, any- 
more than did llie gentleman from Ward 12. I 
must say I think it is discourteous. I think the 
Council is entirely in the right in demanding that 
we shall be heard before we assent to the adoption 
of rules which afterwards require a two- 
thirds vote of both branches to alter in the 
slightest particular. They are our rules 
as much as they are those of the Board of Alder- 
men, and we have as much right to say Uow they 
shall be changed as they have, before we tie our- 
selves up so that five members of that branch can 
Dlock any change we wish to make. The amend- 
ment we wish to offer is not one which should 
alarm any rapacious or hungry gentleman, but it 
does put a stop to what I think is a small abuse 
of the present rule. I do not propose to charac- 
terize that abuse in conneciion with any gentle- 
man's name, but I do think there have been din- 
ners eaten at the expense of the city by people 
whose names did not appear upon the bill. In 
the Committee on Accounts last year, when the 
bills charged to coutingent fund were examined, 
I think I more than once heard a remark made 
by a gentleman present, when he saw his name 
on a bill, "[ never was at that dinner, and some 
one else has eaten it and had it charged to me." 
That is not a very large matter, but we 
propose that every gentleman at that dinner 
shall sign that bill and approve it be- 
fore he goes out. If he wishes not to approve 
anything in that bill, because he did not take it, 
he can have it stricken out and it will not be 
charged to the city. I think the Council will 
stand better than the other branch if we go for- 
ward and say we should like to accept the joint 
rules and have the twentieth rule amended in this 
way, and I trust that the motion of the gentleman 
from Ward 12 will be adopted. 

Mr. Hagar of Ward 10— I wish to express my de- 
sire that this amendment proposed by the com- 
mittee may be adopted by the Council. It is 
intended to reform two abuses, one of which I 
think comparatively small, and the other I think 
quite large. One of them relates purely to the 
matter of bookkeeping. As the matter now 
stands, a good many committees have charge of 
appropriations, and their eating and drink- 
ing and riding is charged to those appro- 
priations, and is in some manner concealed. 
It is difficult for any person to find out 
how much eating, drinking or riding is done by 
those committees. On the other hand, a great 
many other committees do not have charge of 
appropriations, and whenever they eat and drink, 
and whenever they ride, it has to come squarely 
out and is known. The present system is un- 
equal, unjust and unfair to committees having 
charge of no appropriations, and therefore that 
defect in the system snould be remedied. The 
other matter which the proposed amendment 
seeks to reform is the matter of allowing one 
man to eat a dinner and charge it to another. 
The gentleman last up speaks of it as a compara- 
tively slight abuse. I do not agree with him in 
that regard. I regard it as a very grave abuse, 
that ought to be remedied with a strong hand. 
When I was first a member of the Common Coun- 
cil, in the middle of last year, I remember to have 
learned with some amusement that a carriage 
was chargt d to myself and one other member 
of the Council, for a ride to Chelsea 
Beach, on a day wheia that gentleman and 
myself had not been to the beach, for 
it was one when the Council went to South Bos- 
ton. If that carriage had been charged to me 
alone I should have regarded it as hazing a new 
member; but as the other gentleman was one of 
the older membei-s, I found it was not an uncom- 
mon instance, and that it was commonly done. 
Members of the City Government do go to the 
Parker House and charge bills to people who are 
not there. I regard that as unpardonable, and in 
my opinion a rule ought to be passed sufficiently 
strong to make such action absolutely impossible. 
It was the intention of the committee to frame 
this amendment in such a way that such action 
would be impossible. I think the amendment a 
judicious one. The committee do not propose to 
say it cannot be improved. The committee will 
be glad to accept any suggested improvements; 
but unless some real improvement can be made I 
think it ought to be adopted. I do not think 



there is any obligation tipon us to recede, I think 
we can go before the public and stand squarely 
on the proposition that we will have no joint 
rules except those already passed in regard to 
joint committt-es, unless the other branch will 
consent to prevent the abuses I have spokeu of. 

Mr. Hart of Ward 18 moved to amend by sub- 
stituting the following: 

That the Council do now recede from our former 
votes on joint rules and orders, and that we con 
cur with the Board of Aldermen in adopting the 
joint rules of 1880 until otherwise ordered. 

Mr. Hart— It does n't make much difference 
how we got into this muddle; but we have got 
there, and the Aldermen have taken the position 
that they will not recede from their position, as I 
understand it. They sent up the usual order 
passed for a good many years, askiug us to adopf 
the Joint Rules and Orders uutil otherwise or- 
dered, and at the same time asking that a com- 
nilttee be appointed to report any additions and 
alterations in those rules which they deemed 
necessary. That was fair and right. We ought 
to receive it in the same spirit in which they ask 
it. We appointed a committee of Ave, and they a 
committee of three. If the rule is wrong, the 
committee could make it right. But through some 
sort of feeling, the Aldermen say we will not have 
anything to do with those rules until we agree to 
their proposition. We have lived under those 
rules for some years. I think there are some abuses 
under them, aud I think they can be corrected.' 
I ao not believe any gentleman here will accuse 
me of junketing. I do not believe in it. But I 
have an order here which I will put in if my mo- 
tion is adopted, and 1 will state that it is that the 
Auditor shall print monthly every bill approved 
for refreshments, the committee that approves it 
and the name of every man on that bill, and that 
he shall not pay any of those bills unless all the 
names are on it. Now, I do not believe this pro- 
posed amendment will prevent junketing. If 
there is anything meant by this business, let us 
come to it; let us correct it in the right way. I 
am in full sympathy with the amendment pro- 
posed, but I do not believe we shall get at it as 
quickly as we will in the way I propose. 

Mr. Whitoiore— I have been quite amused at 
the position taken by my friend from Ward 18, 
because of having seen the firmness with which, 
last year, he formed a minority, and the boldness 
with which he confronted his friends who differed 
from him in the posiiion he held on a very impor- 
tant topic. I am surprised that he should come 
to us and suggest that because the Aldermen are 
firm, we should be weak. As I understand the 
matter, the Aldermen have shown by their action 
just taken, just what we may expect if we pass 
the joint rules. After that the possibility aud 
probability of any amendment being made, par- 
ticularly in the direction which the change pro- 
poses, is not worth considering. I believe, sir, 
that in the innocence of his heart the gentleman 
has shown his intentions to a degree which 
will prevent anything being done by the Board 
of Aldermen in the direction which he 
desires. After the statement that lie intends to 
print all the bills, I feel very sure that— never 
mind if the committee reported it unanimously 
— five members of the Board of Aldermen will be 
found to put their veto upon it. Now, sir, as my 
colleague on the committee, the gentlemdin from 
Ward 9, has said, if we adopt these rules we 
are at the mercy of five members of the Board of 
Aldermen, possibly — and certainly seven. We 
cannot make a change without at least a two- 
thirds vote, and possibly a majority only will be 
required, and a minority of five could prevent 
any change. If the committee were to unani- 
mously report either the rule we have in print or 
the one which the gentleman from Wara 18 has 
suggested, and it should go to the Board of Alder- 
men, a minority of them could say we will 
not adopt them, and tliea the old rules would re- 
main for the year. That is where the 
trouble is. The difference between the two 
branches is this: We adopted the joint rules with 
a provision that they could be changed with a 
vote of a majority of either branch; but the 
Board of Aldermen propose that no changes 
shall be made except by a vote of two-thirds of 
both branches. We adoptea all the old rules of 
the Common Council, and appointed a committee, 
to revise them, and a majority vote of this body 
can change them. But if we adopt the old joint 
rules we cannot change them in any respect with- 
out a vote of two-thirds of both branches, and it 
seems to me the gentleman leaves that out of the 



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consideration when he proposes that we should 
adopt the old rules. I respect tbe honesty of the 
jrentleman's position and the evident sincerity 
he manifests in bringing forward this matter, but 
he evidently is not usea to the ways and devices 
of gentlemen who have been in the other branch 
for a number of years. They meet very often, 
and I think they have persuaded my friena to 
pr.t his foot into it by the proposition which he 
makes. If we adopt these joint rules the possi- 
bility of any reform is something 1 cannot see. 
Inasmuch as there is no reason for us to adopt 
them, and as there is no public service suffering, 
because, as I understand, all the joint committees 
are to be appointed this evening before we sepa- 
rate; and 1 believe every member of the Oonfer- 
ence Committee will indorse my statement, that 
there is not one of the remainder of the rules, 
excepting the junketing rule, that will have the 
slightest importance to the public service; and if 
we do not have any more joint rules, the business 
of the city will be" affected just as well as in any 
other year, and there is no rule of any impor- 
tance except the one which will allow the contin- 
uance of the abuse which the gentleman and my- 
self wish to correct. For these reasons I hope the 
motion to substitute will not be accepted. It is an 
unnecessary giving away of the matter, and the 
worst of all is we will do it not when we are in 
ignorance of it, but after we have bad our eyes 
fully opened to the f ac'. that our joint rules are 
wrong and the system is iniquitous, and which it 
is proposed by the gentleman from Ward 18 him- 
self that we correct. If concurrence hail taken 
place on this on the first day, there might have 
been some excuse for it, when we knew nothing 
about it; but after the statements made by the 
committee and by members who know the abuses, 
I hope we will not walk into the trap with our 
eyes open. There will be no gain to the public 
service, and why we should be asked to take this 
ignominious position is more than I can see. 

Mr. Parkman of Ward 9—1 hop'* the Council 
will concur in the report of the committee and in 
tbe action proposed by the gentleman from Ward 
12. I think we have taken a very proper position 
in the matter. We have receded somewha* from 
our former position, and I have that good opinion 
of the present Board of Aldermen that I have no 
doubt, when they see that the Council is really 
desirous of making these changes, and that it is 
not merely the desire of a few, they will be will- 
ing to recede somewhat from their action. The 
two branches have been a little in the position of 
standing on their own dignity and have not been 
willing to draw back at all. It the Council take 
the proposition submitted by the gentleman from 
Ward 12, we will have receded somewhat, and I 
have no doubt when it goes back to the Aldermen 
they will be willing- to recede from their action 
and say they are willing to agree with us. 

Mr. Pratt of Ward 21—1 agree with what the 
gentleman has just said, except that I do not 
see where the Aldermen have much dignity to 
stgnd on in this matter. It seems to me the 
Board of Aldermen have approached pretty near 
the verge of discourtesy to this branch in refus- 
ing to appoint a committee of conference about 
the joint rules. I fail to discover any reason al- 
leged why we should recede from our former ac- 
tion. I was not present at the meeting of the 
committee at which the proposed amendment was 
agreed to, but on looking it over I think it an ex- 
cellent amendment, Although I am sorry to dif- 
fer with the gentleman from Ward 18, 1 trust the 
Council will take its own course. 

Mr. Hart's amendment was rejected. 

Mr. Whitraore's motion and amendment to rule 
20 were adopted. 

Mr. Whitmore moved a reconsideration, hoping 
it would not prevail. Lost. Sent up. 

On motion of Mr. Whitmore the rule was sus- 
pended to enable him to offer an order. 

On motion of Mr. Whitmore it was ordered — 
That the Chairman and one other member of the 
Board of Aldermen and the President and two 
other members of the Common Council be ap- 
pointed a Committee on Joint Rules and Orders 
of the City Council. The President appointed 
Messrs. Whitmore of Ward 12 and Hagar of Ward 
10 on said committee. 

Sent up. 

JOINT STANDING, NOMINATIKG AND SPECIAL 
COMMITTEES. 

As before stated, the Council, on motion of Mr. 
Whitmore, suspended the rule and tOok up the 
special assignment for a quarter before eight 



o'clock, viz , orde'S appointing joint standing 
and joint nominating committees. 

Mr. Greenough of Ward 9—1 will now move that 
we pass the orders. The motion to reconsider 
was made by me somewhat in the expectation 
that the joint rules would be adopted by the 
Board of Aldermen, but as they have not done so, 
I move that the orders be passed. 

The several orders were passed in concurrence. 

Mr. Greenough moveii a reconsideration, hoping 
it would not prevail. Lost. 

Later in the session the President announced 
the following appointments of committees: 

Joint Standing Committees. 

Assessors' Department— Child 17, Maguire 19, 
Bigelow 25, Murphy 3, Welch 7. 

City Hospital— Hosley 15, Laaten 14, Connell 20. 

City Registrar's Departmeni— Hart 18, Welch 7, 
Daly 6. 

Claims— Devlin 13, Hagar 10, Williams 11, Hos- 
ley 15, Gove 1. 

Common— Parkman 9, Doherty 2, Devlin 13, 
Barry 16, Harding 3. 

East Boston Ferries— Dudley 4, Lovell 1, Morn- 
son 1, Quigley 2, McLaughlin 6. 

Engineers' Department— Bigelow 25, Fitzpat- 
rick 8, Brimbecom 18. 

Fire Department— Brown 23, Conlin 2, Bartlett 
15. 

Fuel— Wheeler 10, Clapp 24, MuUett 5. 

Harbor- Doherty 7, Bartlett 15, Cronin 12. 

Health— Pray 5, Doherty 7, Williams 11, Farwell 
15, Means 20. 

Legislative Matters— Parkman 9, Pope 9, Ros- 
nosky 16. 

Mount Hope and Cedar Grove Cemeteries— 
Clapp 24, Denney 12, Waketield 23. 

Overseers of the Poor— Viles 8, Wakefield 23, 
Powers 13. 

Felice- Welch 7, Barry 16, McNamara 19. 

Printing- I^auten 14, Boyle 8, Eddy 24. 

Public Buildings— Clapp 14, Morrison 23, Whit- 
more 12, Hilton 5, Bowker 16. 

Public Institutions— Brown 23, Lovell 1, Smith 
21, Fisk 20, Rogers 22. 

Public Instruction — President Common Council 
ex officio, Pratt 21, Wharton 11, Williams 11, Em- 
ery 18. 

Public Lands — W. Freeman 10, Doherty 2, 
Pray 5. 

Public Library— Dudley 4, Child 17, Cronin 12, 
Huntress 11, Gomez 13. 

Salaries— Hilton 5, Viles 8, Brimbecom 18, Mc- 
Laughlin 6, McCormick 6. 

Streets— Lauten 14, Cotton 4, Means 20, Clapp 
24, Teevan 19. 

Surveyor's D:pirtment— Rogers 22, McLaughlin 

7, Costal o 22. 

' Survey and Inspection of Buildings— Hilton 5, 
Fitzpatrick 8, Rogers 22. 

Treasury Department— Hart 18, Dana 14, Swan 
24. 
Water— Greenough 9, Lovell 1, MuUett 5, Viles 

8, Rosnosky 16. 

Joint Special Committees. 

Public Parks— Pratt 21, Maguire 19, Hart 18, 
Walsh 3, Freeman 10. 
Stony Brook— Brown 23, Wheeler 10, Fitzpatrick 

8, Matthews 21, Costella 22. 

Improved Sewerage— Clapp 14, Greenough 9, 
Denney 12. Farwell 15, Bowker 16. 

New Bridge to Charlestown— Hilton 5, Walsh 3, 
Bigelow 25. 

Treatment of Poor— Lauten 14, Dudley 4, Ford 
17, Connell 20, Gomez 13. 

Public Expenditurps— Piatt 21, Pray 5, Parkman 

9, Dudley 4, Lauten 14. 

Standing Comm,ittee of the Council. 

Paving— Lauten 14, Conlin 2, Brown 23, Child 17, 
MuUett 5. 

Nominating Comm,ittees. 

Ovei seers of Poor— Dudley 4, Wakefield 23, 
Rogers 22. 

Superintendents of Bridges— Hilton 5, Hosley 
15, Maguire 19. 

Clerk Committees— Hart 18, Parkman 9, Fitz- 
patrick 8. 

Suticrintendent Common— Hilton 5, Clapp 24, 
Devlin 13. 

Superintended of Streets— Lauten 14, Green- 
ough 9, Devlin 13. 

Superintendent Public BuUdings— Brown 23, 
Walsh 3, Connell 20. 

Citv Architect-^ Huntress 11, Walsh 3, Doher- 
ty 7. 



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Superintendent of Sewers— Emery 18, Hagar 10, 
Eosnosky 16- 

City Messenger— Viles 8, Wheeler 10, Fitzpat- 
rick 8. „ 

City Engineer— Greenougli 9, Harding 3, Bow- 
ker 16. 

City Surveyor— Lovell 1, Matthews 21, Gomez 13. 

City Registrar— Rogers 22, McNamara 19,Whar- 
ton 11. ! 

City Solicitor— Huntress 11, Wheeler 10, Pope 9. 

Water Registrar— Pratt 21, McLaughlin 7, 
Gove 1. 

Commissioner of Cedar Grove Cemetery— Mor- 
rison 23, Pray 5. Eddy 24. 

Directors of Public Institutions— Bowker 16, 
Lauten 14, Pray 5. 

Directors of East Boston Ferries— Vlles 8, Barry 
16, Morrison 1. 

Trustees of City Hospital— Hagar 10, Emery 18, 
Doherty 2. 

Trustees of Public Library— Parkm an 9, Smith 
21, Gomez 13. 

Trustees of Mount Hope Cemetery— Morrison 
23, Pray 5, Eddy 24. 

Sinking Fund Commissioner— Hart 8, Swan 24, 
Wakefield 23. 

City Auditor— Dana 14, Welch 7, Emery 18. 

City Treasurer— Brown 23, Hart 78, Dana 14. 

City Collector— Brimbecom 18, Denney 12, Mat- 
thews 21. 

Weighers and Inspectors of Lighters— Hosley 
15, Quigley 2, Teevan 19. 

Managers of Old South Association— Whitmore 
12, Hagar 10, Greenough 9. 

Commissioner of Prison Point Bridge— Gove 1, 
Fitzpatrick 8, Murphy 3. 

The President also announced the appointment 
of tellers, as follows : 

First Division— Messrs. Hart and Boyle. 

Second Division— Messrs. Harding and Mullett. 

Third Division— Messrs. Lovell and McNamara. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Order directing the removal of snow and ice 
from sidewalks connected with public buildings 
and lands, and yards of public buildings. Passed 
as amended. Sent up. 

Order for the Committee on Claims to draw up- 
on the Treasurer for the payment of executions 
and judgments of court against the city. Passed 
in concurrence. 

Order to allow for payment a bill of Hall & 
Whipple, amounting to S;3.15 for refreshments 
furnished the Committee on the Celebration of 
the Fourth of July of last year. Passed in con- 
currence. 

Order that bells be rung and flags displayed on 
Washington's birthday. Passed- yeas 63, nays 0. 
Sent up. 

INSPECTION OF BUILDINGS. 

The Council took up the past assignment, viz.: 

Order— For the Mayor to petition for a legisla- 
tive act to amend chapter 197, acts of 1880, so that 
it shall not apply to buildings constructed of 
brick, stone or iron, unless forty or more opera- 
tives are employed therein. 

Air. Freeman of Ward 10 called attention to the 
fact that a committee of the Legislature had been 
directed to inquire whether the building laws 
had been enforced, and moved the reference of 
the order to the Joint Committee on Legislative 
Matters, expressing the hope that they would 
give it their early attention. 

The motion to refer prevailed. Sent up. 

PETITION. 

A petition was received from Frank McManus 
to be paid damages for personal injuries received 
from an alleged defect in Commercial street, Jan. 
7, 1881. Referred to Joint Committee on Claims. 
Sent up. 

VACANCY IN FINANCE COMMITTEE. 

Mr. Bigelow of Ward 25 submitted the follow- 
ing: 

The special committee appointed to nominate 
candidates for the Committee on Finance, on the 
part of the Commoa Council, respectfully recom- 
mend the election of Alfred S. Brown to fill the 
existing vacancy upon said Committee on Fi- 
nance. For the Committee, 

Austin Bigelow, Chairman. 

Accepted. 

On motion of Mr. Bigelow, an election was or- 
dered. 

Committee— Messrs. Devlin of Ward 13, Brim- 
becom of Ward 18 and Clapp of Ward 24. 



Whole number of votes 62 

Necessary to a choice 32 

John Doherty 10 

Alfred S. Brown 52 

Mr. Brown was elected. 
Sent up. 

THE NEXT meeting. 

Mr. Greenough of Ward 9 offered an order — 
That when this Council adjourns it be to meet in 
one week from Thursday next at 7.30 o'clock P. M. 
Passed. 

CHARLES KIVEB EMBANKMENT. 

Mr. Pratt of Ward 21 offered an order— That his 
Honor the Mayor be requested to petition the 
Legislature at its present session for the passage 
of an act granting to the city of Boston portions 
of the Charles River Flats between Canal Bridge 
and West Boston Bridge, substantially as de- 
scribed and proposed in the second and fifth re- 
ports of the Board of Commissioners of the De- 
partment of Parks for the city of Boston, for the 
purposes of constructing portions of the Charles 
River embankment and laying out and using the 
same in accordance with the recommendations of 
said board. Passed. Sent up. 

COMMON COUNCIL EEFBESHMENT AND CAREIAGE 
BILLS. 

Mr. Parkman of Ward 9 offered an order — That 
the Committee on Rules of the Common Council 
be directed uo report such changes in rule 72 of 
the Common Council as shall make it in accord- 
ance with joint rule No. 20, as amended. Passed. 

PROPOSED NEW ARRANGEMENT OF SEATS iN THE 
COUNCIL CHAMBER. 

Mr. Whitmore of Ward 12 offered an order — 
That the members of the Joint Commit;tee on 
Public Buildings on the part of tliis Board be a 
committee to consider and report whether any 
desirable change in the arrangement of seats in 
the Common Council chamber caii be made at 
moderate expense. Passed. 

PROPOSED PUBLICATION OF NAMES OF JUROHS 
DRAWN. 

Mr. Doherty of Ward 7 offered an order— That 
the Board of Aldermen be and hereby are respect-' 
fully requested to cause the names of all jurors 
drawn by said Board to be published in the Bos- 
ton daily papers . 

The order was ordered to a second reading and 
put upon its passage. 

Mr. Parkman of Ward 9—1 believe that matter 
has been discussed a good deal upon requests 
brought before the Board of Aldermen and in 
other ways, and the committee reported against 
it and gave very good reasons why it should not 
be done. I do Hot think we have any control over 
tlie drawing of jurors, and therefore I think we 
should not take the position of making a request 
to them in the matter. I would state to the gen- 
tleman from W ard 7 that it is very bad, as all 
lawyers know, to have the names of jurors pub- 
lished before they are summoned. 

Mr. Doherty of Ward 7— The reason I offer this- 
order is this: If my information is correct, I 
understand that after the jurors are drawn, their 
names are sent to the courts, and the Court gives 
the constable authority to summon those jurors. 
If my information is correct, it the constables go 
to the homes of the men drawn, and do not find 
the parties there, they do not inquire any further. 
Then they go to work, and there are always par- 
ties around Court square here, and they pay the 
constables for the privilege of having them sworn 
in as the parties drawn. There are parties who are 
summoned on juries who are never notified, and I 
have known of several instances of it myself. 
For that reason, I have offered the order that 
when the names of jurors are drawn, they shall 
be published, so that they could not be given in 
charge to those officers to lobby and fix juries as 
they think it for their interest, as I have known 
in my experience they have had a chance, and to 
call upon men to find a verdict for or against 
them, as they pleased. 

Mr. Fitzpatrick of Ward 8—1 move that order 
be referred to the Committee on Police, and let 
them take some action before we decide it. I 
think that is the proper place for it. 

The motion to refer was lost. 

Mr. Parkman— I do not wish to deny the state- 
ments of the gentleman from Ward 7, because I 
have no knowledge that such things have hap- 
pened, but I do know that this matter was inves- 
tigated last year by the Board of Aldermen, and 
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them. I canuot give the dates, because I have 
not the proceedings here, out I thiuk there Is 
sufficient evidence to show, as my experience in- 
forms me, that it will be a bad practice and a det- 
riment to the jury system if the names are pub- 
lished; and as the matter is entirely in the con- 
trol of the Board of Aldermen, it seems to me 
such a request should be presented to them, and 
not here. 

Mr. Doherty of Ward 7—1 do not see how this 
order can affect the Board of Aldermen or the 
drawing of jui'ors. I think it would be doing 
away with a bad practice. If my information is 
correct 1 think it will do away with a bad prac- 
tice if the constables of the courts coula be pre- 
vented from let'^hing in men from Court square 
or elsewhere to make up a jury, or go outside and 
bargain with parties. 1 think it is right to notify 
men when their names are drawn. 1 think if the 
practice is put into effect of publishing the 
names they could not do this, and make a bar- 
gain with outsiders to come in and fill up a jury 
and not summons the parties duly drawn. I 
think this would be doing away with that prac- 
tice. Of course, I cannot prove what I say, but 
if the report is true I think the practice is carried 
on to a certain extent. 

Mr. Whitmore of Ward 12— The question is 
whether the order is in proper^ shape. If it were 
in the form of a resolve, the Board of Aldermen 
might pay some attention to it, liut coming in 
here as an order to be sent to the other branch, it 
is in the wiong form. We can only pass an order 
requesting tdem to consider the matter. I move 
that it be laid on the table for the gentleman to 
take some advice or put it in proper shape. 

"The order was laid on the table. 

IMPURITY IN THE WATEB SUPPLY. 

Mr. Williams of Ward 11 offered an order— That 
the Water Board be requested to make a report 
to the Council at their earliest convenience on 
the cause and prevetition of the impurity in the 
water supplied to the city. Passed. Sent up. 

THE BECOUNTING OF BALLOTS. 

Mr. Whitmore of Wara 12—1 desire to offer an 
order which I hope will be read by its title and 
specially {assigned to the next meeting of the 
Council. It is" in regard to the system of recount- 
ing ballots. It IS tlie draft of an act of seven or 
eight sections, and I desire that it be printed and 
specially assigned to the next meeting, because I 
think the Council may perhaps be willing to peti- 
tion the Legislature for it. It is put in the form 
of an order for the mayor to petition the Legisla- 
ture for the passage of an act substantially in 
accordance with the draft submitted with it. Of 
course if it is printed the members can read and 
understand it. 

Mr. Whitmore offered the following : 

Ordered, That his Honor the Mayor be requested 
to petition the Legislature at its present session 
for a revision of the statutes in regard to count- 
ing votes, substantially in the terms of the an- 
nexed draft of an act. 

Section 1. In the city of Boston there shall be 
annually chosen by the City Council a commit- 
tee, consisting of six Aldermen and twelve Coun- 
cilmen, each branch choosing its own members 
thereof, to be charged with the duty of revising 
the votes cast at the polls for members of said 
City Council, or any State or municipal officer, 
other than members of the School Committee of 
said city, as hereinafter provided. 

Sect. 2. Any candidate for any of the above 
offices may, within three days succeeding any 
election, pietition for a recount of the ballots cast 
for such office by a written request filed with the 
City Clerk. The City Council may by vote, with- 
in ten days following any election , order a re- 
count of the votes cast for any officer on the 
ground of probable error or fraud affecting the 
result. 

Sect. 3. The said joint committee shall meet on 
the fourth week-day following each election for 
the said offices, or any of them, and if any peti- 
tions tor a recount have been filed with the 
City Clerk, shall proceed to designate by lot so 
many sub-committees as shall be needed to make 
the count. The report of such counts shall be 



made by the general committee to the Board of 
Aldermen at its next meeting, and thereon certifi- 
cates of election shall be issued by the City 
Clerk in accoraance therewith. 

Sect. 4. The School Committee of said city 
shall annually appoint a committee of three of 
its members to recount votes. If a recount be 
asked by any candidate within three days follow- 
ing the election of any member of said board, 
such committee, together with four members of 
the said jolnc committee of the City Council, se- 
lected by lot, shall constitute a committee forth- 
with to recount the votes for such office, and to 
certify the result to the Board of School Commit- 
teemen. 

Sect. 5. In recounts of votes cast at the mu- 
nicipal election, the cases shall be Investigated 
in the following order: First, of the Mayor; sec- 
ondly, of any Alderman; third, of any Council- 
man"; fourth, of any officer voted for throughout 
the city; fifth, of any precinct officer; Sixth, of 
any member of the School Committee. 

Sect. 6. The envelopes containing ballots or 
check lists required tor examination in any re- 
count shall be delivered by the City Clerk to the 
person acting as chairman of the joint committee 
specified in sections 1 and 4, who shall be author- 
ized to break the seal and open such envelopes. 
The said chairman shall take proper precautions 
for the security of such ballots and lists until the 
examinations are finished and the reports are 
signed; and a temporary delivery to the City 
Clerk during such period shall be deemed a com- 
pliance with such provision. Whenever all such 
examinations have been completed by the joint 
committee of the City Council, or of the latter 
and the School Committee, the envelopes shall be 
again sealed by the City Clerk or his assistants in 
presence of such members of said committee as 
may be appointed to that duty. 

Sect. 7. The envelopes containing ballots or 
voting lists shall remain in the custody of the 
City ClerK, unopened, except in the cases before 
specified, for sixty days from the first Monday in 
January, annually. During that time the 
School Committee or either branch of the 
City Council may itself, or through its 
committee, obtain from the City Clerk 
any such envelopes containing ballots or voting 
lists which may be needed to decide the qualifica- 
tion or election of any of its members. Such 
envelopes shall, after examination, be resealed by 
the chairman of the board or committee using 
the same, and delivered to the City Clerk. 

Sect. 8. All examinations for a recount as 
aforesaid shall be conducted in City Hall and not 
elsewhere. i\o person other than a member of 
the committee in charge shall be allowed to handle 
or count such voting lists or ballots, but clerical 
assistance may be had in preparing the reports. 
Any candidate who has petitioned for a recount 
shall be allowed to be present during the exami- 
nation and to make anj lepresentation to the 
committee under such rules as they may pre- 
scribe. 

Sect. 9. Either branch of the City Council, and 
the Board of the School Committee, and any com- 
mittee of the same duly appointed, when inaking 
the recounts herein described, or when investigat- 
ing the election of its own members, shall have 
power to send for persons or papers connected 
therewith. 

Specially assigned to the next meeting and 
ordered jirinted. 

POWERS OF THE COMMON COUNCIL. 

Mr. Whitmore of Ward 12 offered an order- 
That the President of the Common Council be di- 
rected to petition tlie Legislature, in behalf of 
said Council, for an act transferring the powers 
and duties held and performed by the Board of 
Aldermen as County Commissioners of Suffolk, 
or Surveyors of Higliways, or as successors to the 
Selectmen of Boston, to the City Council of said 
city, to be exercised and performed by concurrent 
vote, subject to the approval of his Honor the 
Mayor. Read twice and passed. 

Mr. Whitmore moved a reconsideration, hoping 
it would not prevail. Lost. 

Adjourned, on motion of Mr. Bigelow of 
Ward 25. 



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CITY OF BOSTON. 



Proceedings of the Board of Aldermen, 

JANUARY 19, 1881. 



Acljourned regular meeting at 12 M., Alderman 
O'BrieD, Chairman, presiding. 

PAPERS FKOM THE COMMON COU^'CIL. 

Notice of the election of Finance Committee on 
the part of the Common Council. Placed on file. 

Order for the appointment of a joint special 
committee to take charge of the Stony Brook im- 
provement. Passed in concurrence, and Alder- 
men Viles, O'Brien and Curtis were joined to said 
committee. 

Order for the appointment of a Joint Special 
Committee on Public Parks. Passed in concur- 
rence, and Aldermen O'Brien, Breck and Whitten 
were joined to said committee. 

Order for the appointment of a committee to 
continue the consideration of the subject of the 
proposed new bridge to Charlestown. Passed in 
concurrence, and Aldermen Caldwell and Hersey 
were joined to said committee. 

SPECIAL ELECTION IN WARD TWO. 

Alderman WcoUey submitted the following: 
The special committee appointed to examine 
the returns of votes cast on the 15th inst. for a 
member of the Common Council from Ward 2, in 
place of Daniel J. Sweeney deceased, have at 
tended to that duty, and report that the returns 
are properly made and the results correctly re- 
corded in the City Clerk's records, from which it 
appears that Cornelius F. Doherty, having a 
plurality of votes, appears to be elected. The 
committee recommend that the City Clerk be 
directed to notity him accordingly. 

William Woolley. 
Charles F. Hersey. 

Committee. 
Accepted. 

COASTING ON THE COMMON. 

Alderman Viles offered an order — That in view 
of the many serious accidents caused by the 
double-runner sleds coasting on the Common, 
and in consideration of the repeated remon- 
strances of well-known citizens as to the increas 
ing danger from their use, the Superintendent of 
Police is hereby authorized to prohibit the use of 
such sleds anywhere on the Common, and to no- 
tify such persons offending that they will be sub- 
ject to arrest for the same, as for coasting on the 
public streets of the city. 

Alderman Viles—That order was handed to me 
by a prominent citizen of Boston, who asked me 
to present it to this Board. I rather think I be- 
lieve in it. Many accidents have happened there 
on account of those double-runners. Scarcely a 
day passes without some one is injured. Yon will 
see attached to the paper a statement about a 
person who lost his limb and had to have it am- 
putated at the City Hospital, and which was 
caused by his being run down by one of these 
double-runners. This order is intended to reach 
the men and large boys who use these double- 
runners, and it is to prohibit their use entirely. I 
do not ask to have the order passed today, but 
that it he referred to the Committee on Common 
with full powers. 

Alderman Woolley in the chair. 

Alderman O'Brien — I was about to suggest to 
the Alderman who presented the order that it be 
referred to the Committee on Common and 
Squares. 1 am aware of the fact that quite a 
number ot accidents, probably more than usual, 
have occurred on the Common this year. But 
what are you to do? In riding down Tiemont 
street yesterday, I saw that the Common was 
completely lined with people looking at the boys 
coast there, and I don't believe it will make any 
difference how many orders you pass, the curios- 
ity of people will induce them to go there and run 
all sorts of risks. Now, our boys are prohibited 
from coasting in the streets; they are arrested if 
they are found coasting in the streets. What 
great inconvenience is it to give them the 
privilege of coasting on the Common during the 
very few weeks of the year when they can coast 
there? Must we crowd our boys out of every 
place where boyish sport and amusement can be 
indulg'^din? I do not believe in it, I believe it 
would be a very little inconvenience to the nu- 
merous people who are finding fault with the 



present arrangements <n the Common, if they 
would take a few steps in another direction and 
avoid what they consider to be the danger. I 
believe \n letting our boys, under proper restric- 
tions — 1 do not know but the case may be carried 
too lar — enjoy the full benefit of the Common 
when there is coasting on that public ground. 
Bridges were erected last week so as to avoid acci- 
dents as much a* possible, and I think that very 
few accidents will occur there if the people would 
mind their own business and keep away, and not 
crowd around that place. If tney run the risk 
they must take the consequences. I think it is 
very proper that the order should be referred to 
the committee to be considered. 

Alderman Tucker— I have no objections to the 
matt-sr being referred to the Committee on 
Common and Squares, but we have already got 
the sentiment of the committee from one of their 
number. 

Alderman O'Brien— The committee, has not or- 
ganized yet. I merely speak lor myself as one of 
the committee. 

Alderman Tucker— This is a mere matter of 
speculation. I understand that the parties hav- 
ing those double-runners charge so much a ride. 
I suppose coasting there is all right under certain 
rules; but I doubt very mtich the legality of al- 
lowing anything of that kind to go on without a 
license permitting them to ruu those sleds for 
hire. I think they are very dangerous, indeed. 
Several people have been injured while 
crossing the walks there. I have been 
there several evenings, and stood sev- 
eral rods away from the mall, and seen 
these large sleds go down, and I think it is very 
dangerous both for the hoys that ride on the 
small sleds and those who have to go by there. If 
the Committee on Common and Squares will take 
this matter into consideration and place some re- 
strictions upon it, I should be willing to leave it 
to them. We have had several accidents there on 
account of those large sleds, and they are all an 
expense to the city. It is not only a great misfor- 
tune to the party injured, but it is liable to cause 
large expense to the city. It strikes me as being 
very dangerous. I have great sympathy for the 
boys, but at the same time I do not think it is 
proper to allow this thing to go on any longer. If 
the committee would take proper action I have no 
objection to sending it to them. 

Alderman O'Brien— There have been several 
communications addressed to the Committee on 
Common in relation to this matter. They meet 
on Saturday at half-past one o'clock, and will 
take the matter up. If it is possible to prevent 
accidents they will do so. The gentleman finds 
fault with the double-runners. I have no doubt 
he has had some practical experience with them. 
I have no doubt when he was looking at the boys 
on the Common last Saturday that he paid for a 
ride just for the experiment. 

Alderman Viles— The gentleman who handed 
me that order did not contemplate sweeping all 
the sleds off the Common; but he did complain of 
the double-runners which go down there with a 
sweep like a railroad train; and he wants some 
regulation so that the lives of people can be pro- 
tected. 

Alderman Whitten — I am in favor of giving the 
boys all the latitude that is proper. As the dou- 
ble-runners belong to a few men and large boys, 
who hire them to parties wanting to ride, it does 
not seem right to jeoparaize the rights of those 
who have small sleds, and are really entitled to 
use the Common for coasting. The double-runners 
are used by large boys and men, and are put there 
on speculation. The" boys ought not to be put in 
jeopardy because some one having a large sled 
or a double. runner wants to run there. I think 
it is a matter that should be taken hold of im- 
mediately. It seems to me we all understand it 
well enough to pass upon it now, and do away 
with the double-runners on the Common. I 
should prefer to settle it today, as it only applies 
to the double-runners. 

Alderman O'Brien— I hope the matter will not 
be taken out of the hands of the Committee on 
Common. The committee have not yet been 
organizpd. I do not express their opinions. I 
don't think it will be trieating them with 
proper courtesy to take this matter out of the 
hands of the committee. There are many 
things to be considered in this matter. Every 
man who has a boy ought la feel an ititeres't 
in it. What shall our b(.>v? d'>? Boston does not 
give them a playground or a spot to coast upon 
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ought to respect? I think it is a matter worthy 
of serious consideration, and I do not believe we 
ought to pass such au order hastily, and without 
the proper committee considering it. 

Alderman Whitten— I have probably as much 
sympathy for the boys as the Alderman. I have 
one boy ten years of age and I should not trust 
him on Boston Common now. No one would be 
justified in allowing their boys to go there and 
coast as long as those double - runners 
are used there. It is a question of 
life and death, and it is necessary that 
action should be taken before this com- 
mittee can report. It is something that needs 
prompt action. A great deal has been said about 
It in the papers, and as the Alderman says the 
papers generally reflect public sentiment, I do 
not see why we should not ^ct today. It is n't 
anything that affects the rights of the boys gen- 
erally. It is to protect the rights and lives of 
those small boys who ought to have the privilege 
of a coasting place there. It is to stop the dan- 
ger arising from the use of those double-runners 
by grown men and large boys that I want action 
taken at once. 

Alderman O'Brien — The Alderman makes a 
statement that it is not the boys, but grown men, 
who use the double-runners. He has no good 
reason for making such a statement as that. 
That is one of the things for the committee to in- 
quire into, to see if the boys are driven off and 
their places taken by grown men. Some two or 
three weeks ago a delegation of boys waited upon 
me to ask the privilege of coasting there, and— 

Alderman Tucker — To use double-runners 
there ? 

Alderman O'Brien — It had nothing to do with 
the double-runners there. I used double-runners 
there when I was a boy. I should think they 
were boys attending our Latin, High and Gram- 
mar schools— boys of all sizes, from 10, up to 16, 
17, and perhaps 18 years of age— as gentlemanly a 
lot of boys as I ever saw or met. They asked for 
that privilege, and I do not think they ought to 
be deprived of it without some consideration. 

Alderman Whitten— Did they ask for the priv- 
ilege of using double-runners ? 

Alderman O'Brien— They asked for the privi- 
lege of coasting on the Common. It is a ques- 
tion for the committee to consider whether 
double-runners should be allowed. It is for the 
Committee on Common to investigate such mat- 
ters and not to be guided by an order handed to 
the gentleman, and even he hesitates to ask the 
Board to pass it. I think it would be a bad 
precedent for the Aldermen to pass such an or- 
der handed to a member by some outsider with- 
out having it considered by the committee in 
charge of the Common and public grounds. 

Alderman Whitten— I merely speak in the in- 
terest of the boys. I think that nine-tenths of 
the boys in Boston who coast on the Common use 
only single sleds. These double-runners are not 
used bythe boys, and they are dangerous. They 
go like a streak of lightning, and when they go 
across the Common everything must get out of 
the way, and the small boys have no show. I have 
no teeline about it whatever, and only want to 
protect the lives of the boys, for if there should 
be an accident I think the city would be responsi- 
ble for it. 

Alderman Viles— I am sensitive about acting 
upon matters before they are considered by the 
proper committee, and that is the reason I did not 
ask that the order be passed today. I think that 
every matter should be considered by the com- 
mittee on the department to which it relates, and 
I hope the Committee on Common will consider 
this matter at their earliest convenience, for now 
is the time when the accidents are happening. 

Alderman Flynn— While I believe some action 
should be taken in relation to those double-run- 



ners, I still feel that the order should be referred 
to the committee. I stood there on the Common 
the other day, looking at the coasting, and I saw 
the parties who came down on those double-run- 
ners. They were not boys, but were men twenty 
and twenty-three years of age. I understand 
that they let these large sleds for five cents a 
ride, and make a profitable business of it. It is 
well known that many boys cannot pay five or 
six dollars for a sled, and they want to coast as 
well as the larger ones. Many boys do not go 
there because it is not safe. They say it is as 
much as their lives are worth to go down there 
on a sled. Ihopeitwill be referred to the com- 
mittee and that they will take immediate action. 

Alderman O'Brien— I have no doubt that the 
committee will take action immediately if they 
find the facts as stated by the Aldermen. 

The order was referred to the Committee on 
Common, with full power. 

Alderman O'Brien in the chair. 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH. 

Alderman Viles— I wish to say a few words in 
relation to the Health Department, and shall then 
tender my resignation as a member of that com- 
mittee. It is well known that I have been a mem- 
ber of that committee six years, and most of the 
time occupied the positio'n of chairman. The 
Board will also remember that his Honor the 
Mayor, in his inaugural, complimented that de- 
partment above all others in the country, in rela- 
tion to its management and organization. He eve 
went so far as to say that the Health Department 
was the best managed, and that Boston was the 
cleanest city in the country. Then at our next 
meeting he displaces the chairman of the com- 
mittee to the second place on the committee. Had 
he left me entirely off the committee, as he did 
from the Committee on Printing, of which I have 
been a member several years, I should not have 
said a word. But it seems to me he desired to 
say, "We need his services on that committee, 
and cannot dispense with him, but we will give 
him the second place." Therefore I shall take it 
as a direct insult, and tender my resignation 
from that committee. 

Alderman Tucker— I move to lay the resigna- 
tion on the table. 

Alderman Viles — I hope that motion will not 
prevail, for there is nothing in the ordinances to 
compel me to serve on that committee, and I 
shall not serve, and I trust the Board will accept 
my resignation. 

Alderman Caldwell— I approve of the motion of 
the Alderman opposite. Perhaps the Alderman 
can be prevailed upon to serve. Certainly, as a 
member of that committee, I would very much 
prefer that he should withdraw his resignation. 

The Chairman— The Chair would state that the 
€ity Council have adopted no joint rules and or- 
ders. There is, in fact, no chairman appointed 
for that committee. When the committee meet, 
it will be their privilege to elect their chairman, 
and the committees on Common, Legislative 
Matters, and Printing, which meet this week, 
will have to elect their own chairmen. The fact 
that the joint rules and orders have not been 
adopted will necessitate action of that kind, and 
if the Committee on Health meet at any time be- 
fore we adopt the joint rules and orders, they 
have a perfect right to elect their own chairman. 

Alderman Curtis— I am in hopes, Mr. Chairman, 
that the Alderman will not press this matter to a 
vote today. As you have said, there is no ques- 
tion but it will all be made right when that com- 
mittee come together; and if you will allow that 
motion to go over until next Monday, I think it 
will all be right. 

The matter was laid on the table. 

Adjourned, on motion of Alderman WooUey. 



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BOARD OF Al^UERM-KISI 



CITY OF BOSTON. 



Proceedings of the Board of Aldermen, 

JANUARY "34, 1881. 



Regular meeting at 4 o'clock P. M., Alflerman 
®'Brien, Chairman, presiding. 

PETITIONS EEFEKBED. 

To the Committee on Lamps. James V. Devine, 
tor a lamp in court rear of 118 Foundry street. 

To the Comm,ittee on Steam Eng-ines. Docker, 
Grundy & Co., for leave to set and use two metal 
t'urnaceg at 38 Chardon street. 

To the Committee on Paving. Thomas "White, 
for leave to sprinkle streets in Ward 24 this sea- 
son; Charles F Kittredge ei al., that edgestones 
be furnished and set on a portion of Ashmont 
street and of a street leading therefrom; John 
Soley, to move a wooden building from Everett 
street, near Cottage street, Ward 2, to Bremen 
street, near Brooks street, Ward 1; L. B. Morse 
and others, for a plank or bri jk sidewalk on the 
northerly side of Springfield street, from Harrison 
avenue to Albany street. 

To the Joint Comm,ittee on Public Buildings. 
Request of the Police Commissioners, for the fit- 
ting up of a property room. 

To the Board of Bealth. Mary Dudley, for 
leave to keep a lying-in hospital at 9 Kendall 
street. 

To the Com/mittee on AvTnorics. D. H. FoUettj 
for an appropriation for repairs on headquarters 
First Battalion of Cavalry; Company D, Ninth 
Infantry, for additional armory room. 

To the Joint Committee on 'Claims. Margaret 
Dinan, to oe paid for personal injuries received 
by reason of an alleged defect in Marlborough 
street, Jan. 10, 1881; Samuel Lane, to be compen- 
sated for personal injuries caused by the insecure 
condition of Shawmut avenue, Jan, 12, 1881; Ja- 
cob H. Hathorne, to be paid for damages in con- 
sequence of the overturning of lone of his 
coaches on Jan. 8, on Beverly street, near the 
Fitchburg Railroad, by reason of aa alleged de- 
fect at said place; Margaret Leary, for damages 
on account of defect in Blossom street, Jan. 10, 
1881. 

To the Committee on Streets on the part of the 
Board. Charles C. Barry, administrator, to be 
paid for land taken on Essex street in 1861; W. 
H. Gallagher, to be awarded additional damages 
for land taken on Blue Hill avenue. 

To the Committee on Health on the part of the 
Board. Petitions for leave to occupy stables as 
follows: Boston Sugar Refining Company, old 
wooden, 12 additional horses, Webster street, near 
Lewis street, Ward 2; William H. Dyer, wooden, 
1 horse, Monaduock street. Ward 20; Ruth H. 
Thompson, new wooden, 2 horses, Gurney street. 
Ward 22; Reed Brothers & Sawin, old wooden, 10 
horses, Rutherford avenue, corner of Winchester 
street, Ward 5. 

To the Committee on Market. Moulton & 
Goon win et ai., for the extension of the market 
limits on Broad street as far as Milk street. 

PETITIONS FOR STEAM ENGINES. 

Petitions for leave to erect and use steam 
engines as follows: Horatio G. Hall, 155-159 Beach 
street; W. G. Preston, Mason Building, in 
Liberty square. 

And orders of notice were passed for hearings 
thereon on Monday, Feb. 14, 1881, at four o'clock 
P. M. 

THE RESEBYOIR BUILDING. 

The order for Committee on Public Buildings 
to sell the material in the Reservoir Building, 
on Derne street, ana credit the proceeds to the 
Sinking Fund, was considered under unfinished 
busine-s. 

Alderman Slade— I think, perhaps, that had 
better he referred to the Committee on Public 
Buildings. In the first place, it it is disposed of, 
the parties purchasing it should be limited to a 
certain time in which to take it down. For in- 
stance, if It is sold to some party and he has ten 
years, more or less, to take down the building, 
and make an unsightly object on that hill during 
all that time, I do not think it will be a proper 
thing to do. I think it had better be referred to 
the Committee on Public Buildings, and let them 
consider whether it should be sold at auction or 
otherwise, and report back to this Board. 

The order was referred to the Joint Committee 
on Public Buildings. Sent down. 



PAPERS FROM THE COMMON COUNCIL. 

Petitions were referred in concurrence. 

Order for Mayor to cause flags to be displayed 
and bells rung on Feb. 22, in observance of Wash- 
ington's Birthday. Passed in concurrence— yeas 
12, nays 0. 

Order for Water Board to make a report on the 
occasion of alleged impurities in Cochituate wa- 
ter. Passed in concurrence. 

Order for Mayor to petition the Legislature for 
an amendment of chap. 197 of acts of 1880, so that 
said act [egress from manufacturing establish- 
ments] shall not apply to buildings of stone or 
iron unless forty or more operatives are employed 
therein. Referred to Committee on Legislative 
Matters in concurrence. 

Order for the publication of the Municipal 
Register and pocket edition of Rules and Orders^ 
etc. Passed in concurrence. 

Order appointing a committee (Messrs. Pratt, 
Pray, Parkman, Dudley and Lauten, to be joined) 
to consider the general subject of municipal ex- 
penses, with a view to a possible reduction of the 
same. Laid on the table on motion of Alderman 
Slade, who thought it is of more consequence 
than appears on the face of it. 

Order for Mayor to petition the Legislature for 
an act granting to the City portions of the Charles 
River Flats between Canal and West Boston 
bridges for construction of the Charles River Em- 
bankment, as recommended by the Park Commis- 
sioners. Passed in concurrence. 

Treatment of the Poor. 

Order appointing a committee (Messrs. Lauten, 
Dudley, Ford, Connell and Gomez, to be joined) 
to resume the consideration of the report of the 
Commissioners on the Treatment of the Poor. 

Alderman Viles — It seems to me that order is 
useless. There has been a special Committee on 
the Treatment of the Poor for the last four years 
and they reported aj; nearly the last session of 
last year. After being carefully considered, that 
report was indefinitely postponed. I do not see 
any use in opening the subject any more, and 
move that the order be laid upon the table. 

The order was laid on the table. 
Care of Sideivalks in Front of Publie Buildings- 
and Grounds. 

The order passed by this Board, Jan. 10, relative 
to the removal of snow and ice from Sidewalks of 
all public buildings, comes up amended, so as to 
include "yards" of said buildings also. 

Alderman Slade— I suppose if we pass that 
order it will carry with it the schoolhouses and 
schoolhouse yards, which we ought not to do. 
When this matter was before us a few days ago, 
I stated— and if I did not state it then, I will now, 
as I understand it— that a year or two ago the 
janitors had their salaries increased on account 
of their having that work to do. In conversation 
with Mr. Forristall, a few days ago, he said that 
to clear the snow out of all the schoolhouse yards 
it would take at least 300 men three weeks. I do 
not think we ought to require him to do it. I 
think the janitors should clear out the paths and 
yards of the schoolhouses as much as is necessary. 
I do not think it is necessary to clear out the 
yards entirely. It would be too great an expense. 
I move that we non-concur in the amendment. 

Alderman Tucker— It would be all very well to 
pass that order for the advantage of the School 
Committee, but all that expense is included in 
their appropriation, and for them to come here 
and ask the Superintendents of Streets and 
Health to enter into the schoolhouse yards and 
clear out the snow which accumulates there, it 
seems to me is altogether wrong in every sense 
of the word. They have an. appropriation for 
cleaning out the snow from the schoolhouse 
yards, and that is included in the janitors' duties. 
I am astonished that any such amendment as 
that is offered. 

Alderman Viles— I do not rise to speak as a 
member of the Committee on Health, but from 
familiarity with that department perhaps I can 
give more information on this subject than any 
other member of the Board. I will read a list of 
the squares and public buildings where the 
streets are taken care of in front of them by the 
Health Department: 

Boston and South Boston — Common, Public 
Garden, Blackstone square, Franklin square, 
Worcester square, Chester square; burying- 
ground, Washington street, near Newton street; 
square on Tremont street, near Montgomery; 
Independence square. Thomas Park, burying- 
ground on Emerson street, King's Chapel Bury- 



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ing-grouncl, Granary Burying-grountl, Cily Hall, 
Court House, Brattlc-stieet steps, ends of Quiiicy 
and Faneuil Hall markets, Fort Hill square, 
Copp's Hill, Hayiiiarket square antl scales, Cam- 
bridge-street squaie. 

East Boston— Lrimson square, Central square. 

Cliarlestown— City Hall and square, Winthrop 
square, Sullivan square, land on Lexington 
street. Bunker Hill square. Bunker Hiil-street 
Buiyiiig-ground, land on Soiey street; iVledford, 
near iMoulton street; land corner Essex and 
Lyi-ideborough streets. 

'Boston Highlands — Highland square. Cedar 
square, corner of Warren and St. James streets, 
Madison square, Orchard square, Eustu-street 
Burynig-ground, Cabot-street Bath-house. 

Now, the board can tee that it is impossible for 
the Committee on Health to do any more towards 
clearing snow without the addition of a large 
force to the department. After a snowstoriH the 
sweepers all go out to clean the streets lu front 
of the squares and public buildings, and then 
they are immediately put upon the work of 
sweeping the crossings. Before the city was so 
large they used to clear out the sn3w from the 
schoolhouse yards, but by annexation and bring- 
ing in so much territory thev cannot do it. The 
teams are kept out all the time gathering up the 
ashes and house offal. The department is uoing 
now all that it possibly can do, and I agree with 
the other gentlemen that this should not be put 
upon the Suiierintendent. 

Alderman Breck — I have been Informed that 
Mr. Forristall has cleaned the suow out of two or 
three schoolnouse yards. I do not know how 
much truth there is in it, but I should like to 
know from the chairman of the committee it it is 
a fact. 

Alderman Caldwell— I have no iniormation of 
his cleaning out the schoolhouse yards this sea- 
sou. There has been none done that 1 am aware 
oi. 1 would also state for the information of the 
Board that some people in the city suppose that 
the Health Department has a large number of 
men constantly employed, which they can place 
in any position. All the sweepers employed by 
Mr. Forristall are about eighty in number. He 
cannot take the men engaged on the team?, as 
they must be at their work all the time. If he 
puts any more men on this work he has got to hire 
them. The janitors of the schoolhouses can see to 
the cleaning of the yards as well as the Health De- 
partment can, or the Superintendent of Streets. 
I know that many of our citizens have an idea 
that Mr. Forristall has as many men as he wants 
to put on to "uch work. But he has only eighty, 
unless he leaves teams in the stables, which would 
not be ritiht. 

The Board non-concurred in the amendment. 
Sent down. 

Joint Rules and Orders. 

Orcler for the appointment of the President and 
Messrs. Whitmore and Ha.gar, with the Chairman 
and one member of this Board, a Special Commit- 
tee on Joint Rules and Orders. Passed in concur- 
rence, and Alderman Viles was appointed on be- 
half of the Board, with the Chairman. 

Non-concurrence in vote of Board of Aldermen 
of Jan. 3, respecting adoption of joint rules of 
1880, and the appointment of a committee thereon; 
and instead thereof, the Common Council adopts 
all the joint rules of 1880, except rule 20, to 
which a Jieiy amendment is made (as printed and 
laid on the desks of the Aldermen). 

Alderman Slade— I would move that we adopt 
all of the joint rules of 1880, in concurrence with 
the Council, except rule 20 as they propose to 
amend it. I do net object to that particularly, if 
It were n't for the change, making such bills 
when approved chargeable to the appropriation 
for the Contingent Fund. I think such bills 
ought to be charged to the appropriation to 
which they are incident. If that hid been in, I 
would not have said a word against the proposed 
amendment of rule 20. I do not care how close 
the Common Council tie their hands in this mat- 
ter of junketing. If they think they are not men 
enough to do the decent thing in the matter of 
dinners, I do not care how closely they tie them- 
selves up. 1 am not a junketing person, and do 
not care how closely they tie their hands. I move 
that we concur in the adoption of all the rules 
except rule 20, and that that rule be referred to 
the Joint Ctmimittee on Rules and Orders. 

The Board concurred in the adoption of all the 
rules except No. 20, and referred it to the Com- 
mittee on Joint Rules and Orders. Sent down. 



AVATER WDKKS. 

The following was received: 

BoSTOK Water Hoard Office, ) 
Jan. 20, 1881. ( 
To the City Council— The Boston Water Boarci 
respectfully ask lor authority to contract for 
such water pipes and special castings as will lie 
needed during the present year tor the Cochlt- 
uate and Mystic Water Works, the same to be 
paid for after the 1st of May next, from the ap- 
propriations to be made lor the financial year of 
1881-82. The quantities required, as estimated by 
the City Engineer, are as follows: 

Cochituate Water Works— 1170 tons pipe and 
60 tons special castings. 

Mystic Water Works— 180 tons pipe and 10 tons 
special castings. 

Boston Water Board. 
By Leonard R. Cutter, Chairman. 
Referred to Committee on Water. Sent down 

ORGANIZATION OF FINANCE COMMITTEE. 

The following was received and sent down: 

In Committee on Finance, \ 
Friday, Jan. 21, 1881. ) 

To the City Council— The Committee on Finance 
was duly organized this day. Mayor Frederick O. 
Prince, Chairmao ex officio, by the choice of 
Thomas N. Hart as Chairman of the coramiftee on 
the part of the Common Council, and Alfred T. 
Turner, Clerk of the committee. 

Respectfully submitted. 

Alfred T. Turner, Clerk. 
cost of sewers. 

Schedules of the cost of sundry sewers were re- 
ceived from the Superintendent of Sewers, as 
follows: 

Crawford street glGO.32 

Passageway between Holyoke and Canton 

streets S54.72 

Hancock street, Charles town 32(1,90 

Commercial street 3,39R.02 

Downer avenue 456.83 

Pembroke street 1 ,025. 14 

Centre street 49G. 74 

Tremont and Downer streets 1,701.49 

Severally referred to the Committee on Sewers. 
decoration day. 

An Invitation was received from Post No. 2o, 
G. A. R., for tlie Mayor and City Council to par- 
ticipate with them iii the ceremonies bicidental 
to Decoration Day, 1881. Accepted. Sent down. 

nominations and elections. 
Reports of nominating committees were sub- 
mitted and action had thereon, as follows: 
Managers of the Old ,South Association. 
By Alderman Hersey — Report nominating Al- 
derman Hugh O'Brien and Councilman Dudley 
R. Child. Accepted. 

A ballot was ordered. Committee, Aldermen 
Her-ey, Whltten. 

Whole number of ballots 12 

Necessary for a choice 7 

Hugh O'Brien had 11 

Dudley R. Child had 12 

Messrs. O'Brien and Child were elected on the 
part of the Board. 

Trustees of Mt. Hope Cemetery. 
By Alderman Flynn — Report in part, nomi- 
nating Alderman Charles "V. Whltten and Coun- 
cilmen Albert F. Lauten and Alfred S. Brown. 
Accepted. 

A ballot was ordered. Committee- Aldermen 
Flynn, Breck. 

Whole number of ballots 12 

Necessary for a choice 7 

Charles V. Whltten 11 

Albert V. Lauten 12 

Alberts. Brown 12 

Messrs. Whltten, Lauten and Brown were elect- 
ed on the part of the Board. 

Directors for Public Institxitions. 
By Alderman Woolley — Report in part nomi- 
nating Alderman Clinton Yiles and Councilmen 
Thomas H. Devlin and Austin Bigelow. Ac- 
ceptea. 

A ballot was ordered. Committee — Aldermen 
Woolley, Slade. 

Whole number of ballots 12 

Necessaiy tor a choice 7 

Clinton Viles liati , 11 

Thomas H. Devlin 12 

Austin H. Bigelow 12 

Messrs. Viles, Devlin and Bigelow were elected 
on the part of the Board. 



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BOAKD OF ALDERMEN, 



Trvstees of City Hospital. 

By Alderman Whitten— Report in part, nomi- 
nating Alderman Josepli A. Tucuer and Council- 
man John P. Hilton. Accepted. 

A ballot was ordered. Committee— Aldermen 
Whitten, Hersey. 

Whole number of ballots 12 

Necessary to a choice 7 

Joseph A. Tucker 11 

John P. Hilton 11 

Messrs. Tucker and Hilton were declared 
elected on the part of the Board. 

Trustees of Public Lilrrary. 
By Alderman Tucker — Report in part, nominat- 
ing Alderman Hugh OBrien and Councilman 
Charles E. Pratt. Accepted. 

A ballot was ordered. Committee— Aldermen 
Tucker and Caldwell. 

Whole number ol ballots 12 

Necessary for a clioice 7 

Hugh O'Brien hatt 11 

Charles E. Pratt had 12 

Messrs. O'Brien and Pratt were elected on the 
part of the Board. 

Directors of East Boston Fefvies. 
By Alderman Flynn — Report, in part, nominat- 
ing Alderman Charles H. B. Breck, and Council- 
men Henry Parkman and Cornelius F. Doherty. 
Accepted. 

A ballot was ordered. Committee— Aldermen 
Flynn, Tucker. 

Whole number of votes 11 

Necessary to a choice 7 

Charles H. B. Breck 11 

Henry Parkman 11 

Cornelius F. Doherty 3 

Clarence P, Lovell 8 

Messrs. Breck, Parkman and Lovell were elect- 
ed on the part ol the Board. 
Severally sent down. 

CONTINGENT FUND OF COMMON COUNCIL. 

The Chairiiiac submitted the following; 

The Committee on Finance would respectfully 
report that the Auditor ot Accounts represents 
that there will be needed for the contingent fund 
of the Common Council for the balance of the 
present financial year the sum of $900, and the 
following order is reported making the necessary 
transfer of that amount from the reserved fund. 
For the committee. 

Hugh O'Brien. 

Ordered— That the Auditor of Accounts be, and 
he hereby is, autnorized to transfer from the 
Reserved fund to the appropriation for Contingent 
fund of the Common Council the sum of $900. 

Order passed — yeas U, nays 0. Sent down. 

FIRES AND ALARMS. 

The report of fires and alarms for the month of 
December was received from the Fire Commis- 
sioners. Sent down. 

STABLES. 

Alderman Caldwell submitted the following 
from the Committee on Health on the part of the 
Board: 

Reports that leave be graf-ted on the usual 
conditions to occupy stables as follows: Eliza- 
beth Coughiin. Summer street, near Spring street, 
Ward 2.3; Conrad Decher, Marginal street, near 
Jeffries street, Ward 2; A. F. Newhouse, Falcon 
street, Wsrd 1; Isaac Pratt, Jr., rear Cambridge 
street, opposite Beacon Park, Ward 25. Sever- 
ally accepted. 

SEWER?. 

Alderman Viles submitted the fol:owing from 
the Committee on Sewers: 

Reports on schedule of the cost of sundry sew- 
ers, previously referred to them, with orders for 
the assessment and collection of the proportional 
parts thereof upon the abutters. Orders several- 
ly passed. 

MINORS' LICENSES. 

Alderman Breck offered the following: 
Ordered— That all licenses granted to minors 
for the pursuit of any vocation, or for the sale of 
any fruits or provisions whatever, live animals, 
brooms, agricultural implements, fuel, newspa- 
pers, books or ])amphlets, agricultural products 
of the United States, the products of his own 
labor, or any labor of his own family, for which 
licenses are by law required to be granted by this 
Board, shall be granted upon the following terms 
and conditions, which shall be inserted in the cer- 
tificate, with such other conditions and regula- 
tions as this Board may deem expedient, vlte. : 



T. No minor shall be licensed a^ a Hawker or 
Pedler, or as a Bootblack, in this city, except 
ujjon application of his parent, guardian, or next 
friend. 

■ 2. Every minor so licensed shall attend some 
school, approved by the School Committee, each 
day during the school year. 

.3. All licenses shall specify the articles to be 
sold, or the business to be pursued, and the 
licenses issued to Bootblacks shall contain the 
places assigned therefor. 

4. Each minor licensea by the Board of Alder- 
men shall, at all times while engaged in the busi- 
ness for which he is licensed, wear, conspicuously 
in sight, a badge, with the word "Licensed" and 
the number ot his license thereon; a neglect so to 
do shall be a sufficient cause for a revocation of 
said license. 

5. No minor so licensed shall sell any articles, 
or pursue any business for which he may be 
licensed, at any other place than that mentioned 
in his license. 

6. Min'.rs so licensed shall not congregate to- 
gether, make any unnecessary noise, or in any 
way disturb or annoy persons as they pass. 

7. All licenses shall be granted for a definite 
period, and all licenses which are not for a short- 
er period shall terminate on the first Monday of 
January, in each successive year, and all licenses 
which are not expressed for a shorter period shall 
extend to the close of the municipal year. 

8 Each minor so licensed shall exhibit his li- 
cense to any officer of the city for inspection,, 
when required so to do, and the same shall not be 
transferred, exchanged, borrowed or lent, nor 
shall he employ or furnish with papers to sell any 
unlicensed minor, on pain of forfeiture of said li- 
cense. 

9. Stands for the puroose of blacking boots and 
shoes may be located in such places as shall not 
interfere with the convenience of the public, and 
they shall be under the immediate supervision ot 
the truant officer in whose district such stands 
may be located, and the said officer shall be re- 
sponsible for the good order and discipline of the 
occupants. 

10. Truant officers may designate and estab- 
lish such number of stands for bootblacks within 
their several districts as, in their judgment, the 
public good may require, and no more than one 
licensed minor shall occupy any such stand: and 
any such minor who allows idle persons to assem- 
ble around him at such stand shall have his per- 
mit annulled. 

11. The violation of the laws of the State, the 
ordinances ot the city, or the terms and condi- 
tions herein prescribed, shall operate as a for- 
feiture of this license. 

Passed. 

VACANCIES IN BOARD OF ALDERMEN. 

Alderman Whitten offered an order — That the 
report and order submitted to this Board in 1880, 
relating to the mode of filling vacancies in the 
Board of Aldermen, be taken from the files and 
referred to the Committee on Ordinances. 
Passed. Sent down. 

MARKET. 

Alderman Slade submitted reports from the 
Committee on Market recommending the grant- 
ing of petitions of Albert A. Keene to transfer 
stall 89 to Alonzo Keen, and Charles E. Raymond, 
administrator of estate of W. H. H. Furber, to 
transfer stall 88 and 90 with cellar to Ransom F. 
Evans. Severally accepted. 

IMPROVED SEWERAGE. 

Alderman Slade offered the following: 

Ordered, That the Committee on Improved 
Sewerage continue the work of abating the Rox- 
bury nuisance, as authorized by an order passed 
July 15, 1878, and that said committee be invested 
with all the powers and duties recited in said 
order. 

Passed. Sent down. 

Ordered, That the Joint Special Committee on 
Improved Sewerage be authorized to ccmtinue 
the work of constructing the improved system of 
sewerage, either by contract or day labor, as said 
committee may deem best for the interests of the 
city, and to purchase such supplies and employ 
such assistance as may be necessary for the prop- 
er performance of said work. 

Passed. Sent down. 

PAVIKG REPORTS AND ORDERS. 

Alderman Slade submitted the following from 
the Committee on Paving: 



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Ordered, That permission be granted to Lang & 
King to enclose and occupy the sidewalk and 
eight feet of the roadway in front ot 86-90 Long- 
wood avenue, for a term of two weeks from the 
passage of this order, for the purpose of facili- 
tating the filling of the ice vaults of their brew- 
ery. 

Passed. 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of Streets be 
authorized, under the direction of the Committee 
on Paving, to erect fences in trout of vacant lots 
on public streets where the public safety requires 
the same. 

Passed. 

Ordered— That the Superintendent of Streets be 
and he is hereby empowered and directed to re- 
move without delay any and all structures and 
things which may hereafter be built into or upon 
the sidewalks of public ways in this city, so as to 
hinder, incommode or endanger persons travel- 
ling thereon, or which obstruct or encumber the 
way. 

Passed. 

Schedules of the cost of laying edgestones and 
sidewalks in sundry streets, with orders for the 
assessment and collection of the sapae. Orders 
passed. 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of Streets be 
authorized, under the direction of the Committee 
on Paving, to number and renumber any street, 
court or place within the city limits, whenever in 
the opinion of said committee the public con- 
venience will be promoted thereby. 

Passed. 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of Streets be 
authorized, under the direction of the Commit- 
tee on Paving, to set edgestones and pave side- 
walks on any p'ortion of the public streets where 
the abutters agree in writing to pay one-half the 
cost thereof. 

Passed. 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of Streets be 
authorized, under the direction of the Committee 
on Paving, to lay cross walks and pave gutters on 
the public streets where deemed expedient by 
the Committee on Paving. 

Passed. 

Ordered, Tliat the Superintendent of Streets 
be authorized to grant permits to open the streets 
in accordance with the eleventh and twelfth sec- 
tions of the revised ordinances of 1876, relating to 
streets. 

Passed. 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of Streets be 
authorized, under the direction of the Commitree 
on Paving, to contract from time to time for the 
purchase, sale and exchange of horses, the sup- 
ply of hay, grain, paving stones, gravel and other 
materials required for the operations of tne 
-Paving Department during the present municipal 
year. 

Passed. 

COLLECTOR'S DEPARTMENT. 

Alderman Whitten ofEered an order — That the 
sum of $295 be paid to the clerks in the Collector's 
Department for night duty, as authorized by the 
order passed Dee. 31, 1880, the expense to be 
charged to the surplus from real estate advertis- 
ing. Passed. Sent down. 

PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 

Alderman WooUey offered the following: 

Ordered, That the Committee on Public Build- 
ings shall, until otherwise ordered, assign and 
furnish in a proper manner suitable oflices and 
rooms in the public buildings, or procure the 
same elsewhere, at the expense of the city,for the 
various city officers. 

Alderman Slade— I would ask to have that mat- 
ter lie over one week. It seems to me it reads a 
little differently from the ordinance, and I should 
like to understand it. 

Alderman Woolley— I understood it was the 
usual order. I have no objection to its lying- 
over. 

The order went over. 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of Public 
Buildings, under the direction of the Joint Stand- 
ing Committee on Public Buildings, be authorized 
to supply the necessary furniture for, and cause 
to be made such repairs and cleaning as may be 
needed upon the City Hall; also such repairs up- 
on the police stations, engine houses and other 
public buildings as are not made by the respec- 
tive departments using the same; the expense 
therefor to be charged to the appropriation for 
Public Buildings. 
. Passed. Sent down. . 



Ordered, That the Superintendent of Public 
Buildings, under the direction of the Committee 
on Public Builniogs, be authorized to supply the 
necessary furniture for, and cause to he made 
such repairs and cleaning as may be needed in, 
the several high, grammar and primary school- 
houses; the expense therefor to be charged to the 
appropriation for Schoolhouses, Public Build- 
ings. 

Passed. Sent down. 

SUPPLIES FOR HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 

Alderman Caldwell offered an order — That the 
Superintendent of Health be authorized during 
the present municipal year to make contracts 
subject to the supervision of the Committee on 
Health, for the purchase of such quantities of 
hay and grain, and for such stock and supplies 
as his department may from time to time require. 
Passed. Sent down. 

THE COASTING GROUND ON THE COMMON. 

Alderman Breck offered an order — That the 
Committee on Common and Public Grounds be 
authorized to expend a sum not exceeding $1500 
in constructing foot bridges on Boston Common ; 
and that the Auditor of Accounts be authorized 
to transfer said amount from the Reserved Fund, 
to constitute a special appropriation for said 
purpose. 

Alderman Tucker— I have an order here which 
I think will somewhat affect that one, and which 
I wish to offer at the proper time. I think it will 
do away with the necessity for bridges entirely, 
if adopted. 

On motion of Alderman Tucker the order was 
laid on the table. 

Later in the session Alderman Tucker o*iered 
the following: 

Ordered, That coasting on the Common be pro- 
hibited except from Monument Hill to the parade 
ground. 

Alderman Tucker— My object in offering that 
order is simply this: The practice of coasting has 
been going on for the last four weeks, and is as- 
suming a very serious aspect. We have had so 
many of these accidents at the City Hospital that 
I come here from a sense of duty, as a member of 
the Board of Trustees, to let this Board know the 
number brought to the hospital from the Com- 
mon. I will read the list of them : 

Coasting accidents from Boston Common: Ad- 
mitted, Jan. 8, John K. Meroth, 815 Albany street, 
fracture of leg, both bones; house surgeon, Dr. 
Cutter; in hospital, 16 days on. A. A. 

Jan. 11, William Russell, 15 Salutation street , 
wound of groin and contusions. Dr. Bullard, dis- 
charged Jan. 12. 

Jan. 11, G. W. Walbridge, 15 Highland avenue, 
rupture ligament left leg. Dr. Bridgman, out pa- 
tient. 

Jan. 11, John Winn, 66 Nashua street, contusion 
left leg, Dr. Cutter, out patient. 

Jan. 11, William Rogers, 7 Charter street, 
wound of hip. Dr. Bridgman, discharged 13 days. 

Jan. 11, John Delariey, 9 Allen street, scalp 
wound. Dr. Cutter, discharged 7 days. 

Jan. 11, James H.Holt, 9 Chickering place, frac- 
ture left leg, both bones. Dr. BuUard, discharged 
13 days. 

Jan. 17, Fred H. Dorr, 203 Kneeland street, frac- 
ture oi leg, amputated, Dr. Cheever, discharged 
7 days. 

Jan. 19, Patrick McCarron, 130 Prince street, a 
probable fracture of zygoma, Dr. Bridgman, dis- 
charged 5 days. 

Jan. 19, John Feeney, 61 Charter street, fracture 
ot left femur. Dr. Squires, discharged 5 days. 

Alderman Woolley in the chair. 

Alderman Tucker — These accidents are a great 
expense to the city, and are a great grief to the 
relatives of the victims. Notwithstauciine there 
is a good deal said about sentiment in regard to 
coasting on the Common, and giving the boys 
the privilege, I believe that humanity is entitled 
to some sentiment, and this thing is assuming 
such a serious asuecd that I iielieve it is all wrong 
for the city of Boston to tolei ate it any longer. 
There is a great thoroughfare across the Common 
from Beacon and Park streets, and these sleds go 
with such lightning speed that it is almost impos- 
sible for a person to cross there without being 
run over. These cases I mentioned are only a few 
of those that occur. Many others are treated at 
the homes of the parties. I know what we are to 
expect when the Chairman leaves his seat and 
comes down on the floor, for he is going to say 
something to bolster up the boys and make them 
think well of him hereafter. ISut I believe that 



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the tooys who have no sleds should be protected, 
and that boys who cross the Common on business 
should be protected in doing so without being- 
injured. It' a boy slips on the sidewalk where it 
is rough and fractures a limb, he comes before 
the City Council and gets damages. It it is very 
smooth he does n't get any. But on the Com- 
mon, where the city can prevent these accidents 
and stop this coasting, there is no redress tor him 
if he gets injured. He is taken to the City Hos- 
pital and they take care of him, and when he is 
well enough to go out they lend him a pair of 
crutches, but he has to return them. It is a very 
serious thing indeed, and I hope the members 
of this Board willj look at the matter from the 
right standpoint. There are many other amuse- 
ments that boys can have, ai d I do not think the 
city of Boston should countenance anything so 
dangerous as this proceeding is. I have simply 
brought this order up, and stated the situation 
of affairs at the City Hospital, Jthat the Board 
may know just "how things are going on 
there. We have had fifteen accidents which 
have had to be treated within a few days. I hope 
the Board will favor the passage of that order 
and vote for it. 

Alderman O'Brien— I hope the Board will leave 
this matter where it belongs— to be regvilated by 
the Committee on Common and Squares. I am 
surprised at the Alderman rising and offering an 
order like that— an Alderman who represents the 
Street Department of the City of Boston. I 
woula as soon think of the Committee on Com- 
mon and Squares coming here and offering an 
order that the streets of the city be blocked up 
and roped in, as that the Common should be 
taken away from our boys. Now, let me read to 
you some petitions that have recently been pre- 
sented to this Board and referred to the Commit- 
tee on Claims: 

L'fhe Alderman read the titles of several peti- 
tions recently presented on account of defects in 
the streets.! 

^o less than six different petitions have come 
masking for damages for injuries received on 
account of the insecure condition of certain 
streets, and several other petitions have come 
from the Common Council asking for damages 
for the same reason. Now, I would as soon think 
of the Committee on Common and Squares try- 
ing to stop these injuries received on the streets 
as for the Committee on Paving, represented by 
the Alderman who has just sat down, trying to 
regulate and run the Department of Common and 
Squares. We think we adopted measures to reg- 
ulate this matter at the last meeting of the Com- 
mittee on Common, Saturday. We appointed a 
sub-committee of two gentlemen to attend to it. 
They have been authorized to engage policemen 
to rope in the coasting ground and build the nec- 
essary bridges, and we will m ike coasting on the 
Common even more secure than passage oii the 
streets, if the Board of Aldermen will let this 
matter remain wlinie it belongs. We have offered 
an order tonight asking the City Council to ap- 
propriate $1500 to build permanenr, bridges to 
make this coasting perfectly safe. We intend to 
station policemen there, so that it will be almost 
impossible to have an accident. Mr. Chairman, I 
believe that to take Boston Common away from 
our boys during the coasting; season is something; 
that the citizens of Boston will not tolerate for a 
moment. 

Alderman Haldeman— At the last meeting of 
the Committee on Common a sub-committee was 
appointed, as the Alderman has just stated, to 
have charge of this matter. I would say, 
in connection with the subject, as I am 
chairman of the committee, we have seen the 
Police Commissioners, and details of men have 
been made to regulate this coasting in such a 
way as common sense will dictate. I have just 
sent for a copy of the memorial volume of the 
250th anniversary of the settlement of Boston, 
and find an illustration here of the boys of Bos- 
ton appealing to General Gage for the same priv- 
ileges that the boys of Boston petitioned for last 
Saturday befoie the Committee on Common. If 
the incident of the Boston boys asking for per- 
mission from General Gage to coast upon the 
C'lmmon is of sufficient historical interest to be 
published in a volume like this, I think it is 
wrong for us to go backward and at this late day 
take away that privilege. This question of coast- 
ing on I he Common appears to come up year after 
year. Every person you meet has a different 
opinion, and the committee have thought best to 
take the bull by the horns at once and settle the 



question. Temporary bridges have been erected 
across the coast at vaiious points; but they are 
cheap and rongli and are an eye-sore to the artis* 
tic eyes which the people of Boston are supposed 
to possess. Another bridge is needed at the 
West-street gate immediately. These brioges 
should be of a permanent character, so that tney 
could be taken up in the spring and used the next 
season. The City Architect has prepared plans 
for a double bridge, which will cost about $450. 
There are not sufficient funds in the appropria- 
tion to build these bridges, ana it was thought 
best to ask for an' appropriation of fifteen han- 
dred dollars for the tour bridges which could 
be prepared by next season. These bridges 
will be handsome in appearance, and though 
cheaply constructed, they will be durable and per- 
manent, riiey will be so arranged that they can 
be conveniently taken down in the spring and 
erected again at the proper season when they are 
required. I have no doubt a. great many acci- 
dents have happened on the coasting ground, and 
that many more will happen there. It is one of 
those things which cannot Lie avoided. But it is 
cheaper tor the city of Boston to protect people 
Viy the erection of proper safeguards than to treat 
them at the hospital. The public who press 
upon this coasting ground should be required to 
stand back and give the boys a chance. Coasting 
lasts but a shore period, and I think we should 
le:;islate for the greatest good to the largest num- 
ber. A delegation of boys met the committee 
last Saturday and protested against the coasting 
being done away with on the Common. They 
stated that the accidents were caused in most 
cases by the small boys who did not know how to 
manage their sleds. The double-runners are in 
charge of young men who understand how to 
manage them, and an accident from them is rare. 
The small boys see a double-runner coining and 
get frightened, or they lose control of their sleds 
and run into the trees before they are aware of 
it. We think such regulations can be adopted as 
to the running of the small sleds and double-run- 
ners that they will start only when tne coast is 
clear, and by the proper location of bridges for 
those who are compelled to pass that way, that 
the public can be cared for. The fact that thou- 
sands of people assemble on the Common to wit- 
ness the coasting shows the attractive feature it 
has become, and I think it is proper that we 
should care for and protect the citizens of Boston 
in their pleasures and amusements. I, for one, 
certainly do not want to go before the public as in 
favor of destroying their opportunity to enjoy 
this particular sport. I hope the Board will pass 
the order which has been offered, to appropriate 
$1500 for the erection of the biidges. 

Alderman Whitten — The Alderman who has 
just taken his seat says he believes in the great- 
est good for the greatest number. I would like 
to ask what percentage of these boys own double- 
runners, instead of single sleds? 

Alderman Haldeman — The same question was 
put by the committee the other day, and it was 
shown that a majority of those who ride do so on 
the double-runners. The greatest number of 
persons who enjoy the pleasure of coasting there 
appear to do so on the double-runners. 

Alderman Tucker — The Alderman on my right 
refers back to the days of General Gage, when 
Boston Common was a cow pasture. I wonder 
what the Alderman would think if people should 
come up now and ask the privilege of pasturing 
their cows on Boston Common. That was all very 
well for that time. But Boston has changed; the 
Common is the centre of population, it is a 
great thoroughfare for travel, and these accidents 
are occurring there every day. Now an order has 
been brought in here to expend $1500 for bridges, 
and it comes from gentlemen who are the great- 
est economists in this Board. They propose to 
spend $1500 to erect bridges over this coasting 
place, and to rope it in. If they should rope in 
the streets, the boys could coast down some of 
them. But coasting in the streets is prohibited; 
it is incurring too great danger. I have no per- 
sonal interest in this. I have no boys to go on 
the Common, but I feel a sympathy for those boys 
who have to go across the Common on business, 
and I think they should be protected. When the 
boys coasted on Boston Common in Revolutionary 
times, there was no passing there, and coasting 
was not dangerous. The Common is now in the 
centre of a great city, and thousands of people 
cross it every day. I think it will be doing a great 
wrong to allow this danger to continue. Xhey can 
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■will be no danger there to those who have to cross 
the Common. But 1 think it will be wrong to 
spend fttteen hundred dollars for bridges, in the 
present indebtedness ot tne city. TJie Alderman 
on my left made allusions to the travel in the 
streets. People travel in the streets, and after a 
storm more or less ice and snow accumulate, sp 
that it is impossible to get them olf immediately. 
More or less accidents will occur, but let us try to 
avoid accidents where we can do so. 1 hope the 
order I have offered will bo adopted. 

Aldera\Dij O'Brien — In relation to the order 
offered by the Alderman — the very fact that such 
an order is offered shows that ic has not been 
well considered. He wants to limit the coasting 
to Monument Hill. Any one wbo knows the for- 
mation ot Monument Hill, with its steep grade, 
knows it would be impossible for a boy to coast 
there unless he went through the iron fence on 
the Charles-street mall. There would be more 
accidents where the Alderman wants to put our 
boys than where they are coastina now. 

Alderman Tucker-^I do not wish to take up too 
much time, but it should be understood that 
these accidents do not happen to boys coasting, 
but to people crossing that thoroughfare. A 
great many ladies cross there who wcjuld n't go 
over the bridges. They have a right to cross the 
Common, and 1 do not "think the committee have 
a right to stop them. 

Alderman Breck — I regret the many accidents 
which have taken place a^ much as does the Al- 
derman on my right; and I have the deepest sym- 
pathy for those who have suffered. But at the 
same time I believe we should not deprive our 
boys of any ot the privileges that we had when we 
were boys, or that the boys belore us had. I be- 
lieve the boys of Boston should he allowed to have 
their coast on the Common; and ic is for the very 
purpose of preventing accidents to people 
obliged to pass over the Common that the com- 
mittee ask the Board to pass an order transferring 
§1500 from the Reserved Fund for the purpose of 
building the bridges. If we have the bridges 
we can prevent these accidents entirely. From 
the statements of the boys before us last Satur- 
day, we were all convinced that the accidents 
were not caused by the double-runners, but by the 
small boys who could not manage their sleds, and 
by the spectators wiio crowded up to see the coast- 
ing. The spectators would even get in the 
middle of the track, and could hardly 
be prevented from standing there. Some- 
times a small boy seeing a double - runner 
coming down, would turn out, and not being able 
to manage his sled an accident would occur. 
Now, if the space for the coasters is roped in and 
policemen are stationed there to enforce the reg- 
ulations, accidents will be prevented. There are 
one or two bridges there, hut they are not suffi- 
cient. These are proposed to be permanent struc- 
tures. They will be light and strong:, and an or- 
nament to the city at all times. By means of 
these structures people can pass over the Com- 
mon in safety, and the ropes and policemen will 
keep the spectators from being injured. I see no 
reason why we should not pass the order for t e 
bridges. 1 think they are a necessity and will 
prevent accidents, and that after they are erect- 
ed we shall have no more trouble from accidents. 
I do not believe in preventing the boys from 
coasting. Small boys as well as large ones were 
very anxious not to have an order passt-d to pre- 
vent them from coasting. As to coasting on 
Monument Hill, that would be almost impossible. 
It is not a fit place for coasting. 

Alderman Whitten— If this is the only decent 
place to coast, I do not see how you can arrange 
for both classes to be there together. They both 
cannot go along together, and you must take off' 
one or the other. Now, I believe that one hun- 
dred boys own small sleds to one owning a double- 
runner. It seems to be a great hobby to say that 
if a man does n't favor the double-runners, he is 
not a friend of the boys. Now, 1 am just as much 
a friend ot the boys as any one here; but I do not 
believe in allowing them to go down there and 
have their legs cut off, and have all such things 
occur as are reported from the City Hospital. 
What these Aldermen did when they were boys is 
a different thing from what should be allowed 
today. What General Gage allowed when he was 
in Boston— although I do not believe he ever did, 
and it is a matter of some doubt; but even if he 
did. It has nothing to do with the question now. 
Cities have sprung up even where we coasted 
when we were boys, and the places are now cov- 
ered with blocks of buildings and opera houses. 



A'jcording to the theory of the Alderman, we 
would have a right to coast there now. I believe 
that the hoys should have a right to coast on the 
Common, but not with double-runners. I believe 
it is a very small nercentage of the boys who own 
double-runners. I shouldlike to know if there 
was any truth in the statement that those double- 
lunners were let to passengers. It has betn stat- 
ed that a certain amount was charged for a ride 
dow n hill, and 1 would ask if that matter has been 
looked into at all. 

Alderman Breck— I think the Alderman on my 
right, from tlie Dorchester District, is very nnich 
mistaken when he thinus certain ot the Aldermen 
are doing this for political caijital. 

Alderman Wnitten— I did not sa,y so. 

Alderman Breck— We are doing nothing of the 
kind. It is not only for the beneilt of the boys, 
but for I he benefit of the public, and to prevent 
accidents. If he liad been up there and seen 
those boys coming down I think he would have 
wished he WHS a boy again. It is n't because we 
care anything about ic, but because we want to 
see the boys enjoy tlieir coast. Now, what the 
sub-committee piopusi- in regard to double- 
runners is this; The single sleds will have the 
privilege of coasting there all day until six 
o'clock, and after six o'clock the douiile-runners 
will take their turn and have all the evening. We 
can regulate it in this way and there will be no 
trouble. Froin the statement-s made before the 
committee Saturday, it appears that three- 
quarters of the boys use doul)?e-runuers. The 
Alderman himself has a boy, and when he heard 
of a double-runner for sale he was very anxious 
to buy it, and did so, and found there was only 
one sied witn it. Now he has a double-runner for 
his boy, as well as others, and has as much room 
out in Dorchester as he wants. I believe in let' 
ting them have all the dcmble-runners they want. 

Alderman Slade — The remarks on this sliding; 
on the Common have taken a wide range. I do 
not want to deprive any one of his rights, but I 
do not understand this order; and it seems to me 
it is a proper order to refer to the Committee on 
Common. It seems to me, from the reports in the 
papers, that the committee are doing what they 
should do to protect the limbs and lives of the 
boys and the public. lam willing to leave this 
mutter to the committee. It I were a boy I would 
radier break my leg once in a while than not slide 
down hill. £ move that it be referred to the 
Committee on Common and Squares. 

Alderman Breck— In regard to calling for $1500, 
the Committee on Common have no appropria- 
tion tor building these bridges for the protection 
of the people who pass over the paths where 
coasting is allowed, and for that reason the order 
tor a transfer was put in. Next year an order of 
that kind will not have to be put in. Those bridges 
will last for years. 

Alderman Whitten— I would liKe to have my 
question answered. 

Alderman Haldeman — The committee ques- 
tioned the representatives of the double-runners 
very closely ana they were unanimous in denying 
that there was any charge made for a ride on 
them. Ic was acknowledged that in one instance 
a gentleman did give ten cents to the boys for a 
ride on the double-runner. They stated that in- 
stead of receiving passengers at a price they were 
compelled to seek them at no price at all in ocder 
to get on enough passengers to make the sleds 
run easily. Gentlemen seem to think it is our de- 
sire to mutilate the passers-by for the giatifica- 
tion ot the coasters. The appropriation we ask 
tor is to protect not only the boys, but tne public 
as well. One bridge can be erected there 
for a couple of hundred dollars, and the 
permanent bridges to be erected by next 
season will last many years. We believe that if 
the public will await the development of the plans 
now under way, they will be entirely satisfied; for 
we shall deal with this matter in a common-sense 
way, and endeavor to protect all parties. I think 
it IS well enough to let the double-runners remain 
there. There is but one track in the Common that 
is available for them. It is the only one that is of 
sufficient steepness at the start to give the sleds a 
proper impetus, and sufficiently fiat at the finish 
to enable them to ease oft' well. The boys owning 
the double-runners claim to have kept the coast 
in order at their own expense, that they have car- 
ried water there from the Frog Pond and kept it 
in repair, and the small boys have had the free 
use of it. The little fellows might take a 
run on Monument Hill, but as the large 
boys would not be there to keep that 



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coast in repair, tbey would not have much enjoy- 
ment from coasting there. If we drive the dou- 
■fole runners from the Common the small boys will 
have no chance to enjoy the pleasures of coasting 
there to any extent. Another question : I have 
been ridiculed because of bringing up this matter 
as an historical question, and alluding to its be- 
ing passed down to future ages; and it has been 
stated that the Common was a cow-pasture then. 
I admit that it was. But there is the hill there now, 
and it is the only hill where the boys can have the 
privilege of coasting, and I think the public might 
undergo this little incunvenience to allow them 
the privilege of enjoying the opportunity it affords 
for this sport. 

Alderman Whitten — The Alderman from 
Brighton went out of his way to state that I got a 
-double-runner, and I will explain how I came to 
buy it. The Alderman who has just taken his 
seat told me his boy had a double-runner, and it 
•was so dangerous that he had it put in the cellar 
at his office. He told me 1 could have it, and I 
■sent for it, but I found that it was only one sled. 
My boy cannot use it, but I am going to keep it 
-until he is old enough to do so. 

Alderman Curtis — This discussion has taken a 
■wide range. We have one order before us ana 
another on the table, and so far as lam concerned 
I hope neither will pass. I think we should by no 
means pass the one introduced by the Committee 
on Common. Now, it is not the coasters who are 
getting hurt. It is the people who are standing 
by that get hurt. The gentleman tells us they 
■want to put up some bridges. Does he want to 
put up more obstructions there for the boys to 
slide against and injure themselves? If people 
don't get on the sleds to be hurc they stand on 
the side; and now the gentlemen want to build 
three or four bridges and make more obstacles 
for those boys witb sleds to strike against, and 
make it more dangerous. 

Alderman Breck— I would suggest that we have 
the plans, and the Alderman can have an oppor- 
tunity of seeing them, if we send the messenger 
for them. 

Alderman Curtis— I do not desire to see any 
plans. You cannot build any bridge over the 
track unless you have an abutment, and the more 
abutments you have the more dangerous it will 
be. There is a bridge ovpr there now, and you 
cannot compel people to go over that bridge. 
People will stand there and see the sliders. If 
you take your ropes and line off that track, and 
let people come up as far as the ropes and no 
farther, in my opinion you will avoid all acci- 
dents. You don't hear of people Deing struck 
when the sleds are coming down the regular 
track; but it is when the sleds leave the track. 
That is wben the danger is. Therefore, this order 
calling for $1500 is perfectly useless, and I am 
sure we should not appropriate money tor that 
which is useless. 

Alderman Slade moved that the order be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Common and Squares. 

Alderman Tucker— I tried very hard to get 
something similar passed last Monday night, and 
it was referred to the Committee on Common and 
Squares. I believe that since then there have 
been four or five accidents there. I would rather 
see the order disposed of now. I know what its 
fate will be if it goes to the Committee on Com- 
mon and Squares, and I would rather see it 
killed here now. 

The order was referred to the Committee on 
Common and Squares— 7 for, 3 against. 

On motion of Alderman Brack the order appro- 
priating $1500 to build bridges on the Common 
was taken from the table. 

Alderman Tucker — I hope this order will not be 
passed. I think it will be spending money fool- 
ishly and very unwisely. It, astonishes me to see 
gentlemen who preach eco;ioiny come here and 
advocate any such appropriation as this. I hope 
the order will not pass. 

Alderman O'Brien— I am surprised at the re- 
marks of the gentleman, one of the Trustees of 
the City Hospital, when he knows the old maxim 
that ari ounce of prevention is worth a pound of 
cure. He has just told us that the city of Boston 
has been at a large expense in fixing broken 
limbs, and when we want to spend $1500 to pre- 
vent the breaking of these limbs he opposes it. 
'There is no consistency in the gentleman's course. 
I hope the orrier will pass. 

Alderman Flynn— While I voted for the refer- 
ence of the otber order to the Committee on Com- 
mon and Squares, I think the proper disposition 
of this order at the present time would be to re- 



fer it to the Committee on Finance. It is an order 
for a transfer from the Reserved Fund, and all 
such orders are referred to that committee before 
they are passed. I move its reference to the 
Fmance Committee. 

Alderman Breck— 'rhe necessity is that this 
should be acted upon immediately. It is a mat- 
ter which ought not to be delayed. The sooner 
we have these bridges the better it will be for the 
people who have to pass over those pathways 
where the boys are using their sleds. I think we 
can pass the order wituout referring it to the 
Finance Committee. 

Alderman Viles — I hope it will be referred to 
the Committee on Finance. A great deal has 
been said about the boys going to General Gage, 
and it peems they had regulations about coasting 
on the Common then. If this goes to the Finance 
Committee perhaps they can tell us what those 
regulations were. 

Alderman Slade — Is it necessary for us to send 
it to that committee? If we are going to build 
this bridge it should be done right away. From 
the appearance of the weather we may have 
coasting there for some time, and if we are going 
to have the bridges at all, we should have them 
as soon as possible. 

Alderman Flynn called attention to the rule 
requiring all such matters to be referred to the 
Fipance Committee before a transfer is made. 

Alderman Breck — I move that the rule be sus- 
pended, so that we can act upon this matter to- 
night. I think the result will be the same if it is 
referred to that committee. The longer we put 
this off the worse it will be for the people who 
are going there to see the coasting. 

Alderman Flynn — While I am in favor of the 
boys having all the privileges they are entitled 
to, I still believe it is well enough, under the cir- 
cumstances — two or three bridges having been 
built there already — to allow this matter to go to 
that committee. If an approj) nation is needed 
for a new bridge, the Committee on Common can 
come in and ask for it. There is no immediare 
necessity for such ornamental bridges as it is said 
they propose to build. If it is referred to the 
Committee on Finance, they can wait until the 
appropriation is being made tor the Common and 
squares, and put it into the tax levy. I really 
cannot see the necessity at this time for spending 
$1500 in building these bridges. Two bridges 
have been built there already, and there is really 
no necessity tor any more. 

Alderman Breck— There is no necessity for 
building ail four of the bridges, but there is need 
of one at the West-street entrance. It is the mast 
dangerous place on the Common, and we hive no 
bridge suitable for it. That is all we wish to 
build this year, and it will take about $600. We 
shall not be obliged to use all of the $1509 this 
season, and we can perfect our plans for the 
others. 

The order was referred to the Committee on 
Finance— 8 for, 3 against. 

WATER BATES FOE MANUFACTURING AND ME- 
CHANICAL ESTABLISHMENTS. 

Alderman O'Brien offered the following: 

Ordered— That the Boston Water Board be re- 
<iuested to consider and report upon the expedi- 
ency of reducing the price of water used for man- 
ufacturing and mechanical purposes, and fixing 
the same at the rate charged in other cities for 
such purposes. 

Alderman O'Brien— This is a matter in which I 
have taken a great deal of interest. In 1877 the 
cost of water for manufacturing purposes in Bos- 
ton was thirty cents per 1000 gallons. In 1878 it 
was reduced to twenty-five cents per 1000 gallons. 
In 1879 it was reduced from twenty-five cents to 
twenty cents per 1000 gallons, and today it stands 
at twenty cents per 1000 gallons. My attention 
was called to this matter by the message of the 
Mayor of Baltimore, which came to me in an ex 
change a few days ago. He says — 

"Next to the exemption from taxation of the 
plant or machinery is required a very low rate 
tor water used for manufacturing purposes. 
While it IS desirable that the revenues from the 
Water Board should meet the expenses of that 
department, and pay the interest on the bonds 
issued for the construction of the work, it is just 
as desirable that no obstacle should be placed in 
the way of the establishment of manufactures in 
Baltimore by reason of the high price of water. 
It is well known that many manufactur- 
ing establishments here have found it luore 
•economical to incur the expense of arte- 



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sian wells in preference to using: the city- 
water. With householders many purposes 
for which water is used are luxuries; with man- 
ufactures an ample supply is a necessity. Why 
not sell it at a very low rate for manufacturing 
purposes, when so much good will come from it? 
Better almost give it away than let it run to 
waste over the dam. 

"The water rates for manufacturing- purposes 
for some years past have been as follows: ln'l869, 
the rate was 20 cents per 1000 gallons. From 
Jan. 1, 1870, to July 1, 1880, the rate was 1.5 cents 
per 1000 gallons. From July 1, 1880 to Jan. 1, 1881, 
the rate was 12 cents per 1000 gallons. After Jan.l, 
1881, the rateisS cents per 1000 gallons. From these 
rates is deducted 10 per cent, for prompt pay- 
ment. 

"The revenues received from meters, wliich are 
principally used for manufacturing or mdchanical 
purposes, were as follows: 

1876 ^57,181.55 

1877 60,942.49 

1878.. 60,412.68 

1879 64,230.86 

1880 7!i ,483,52 

"It Will thus be seen that there has been a grad- 
ual increase in the revenue derived from water 
used for tliese purjjoses. Now, while it is a large 
reduction from 12 cents per 1000 gallons to 8 cents, 
I think it for the interest of the city, in its elforts 
to encourage manufactures, to even make a still 
further reduction to 5 or 6 cents per 1000 gallons. 
Mr. Chairman — The rate in Boston today is 
twenty cents per 1000 gallons, while in Baltimore 
it is but eight cents per 1000 gallons, and the 
mayor of that city advises a reduction to live or 
six cents per 1000 gallons. I believe the mayor of 
Baltimore is right: that we ought to encourage 
manufactures, and that our water rates to them 
ought to be revised. Some manufacturers in this 
city pay from $10,000 to $15,000 a year for water, 
and by reason of having to pay such large sums 
for water they arc not on an equality with the 
manufacturers of other large cities. I think 
there is an obligation upon the city of Boston to 
place our manufacturers on an equality with 
those ol other cities. I hope the order will pass, 
and that the Water Board will give it favorable 
consideration. 
The order was passed. Sent down. 

DEPARTMENT BEPOBTS. 

On motion of Alderman Slade the order in rela- 
tion to printing the department reports was 
taken from the table and referred to the Commit- 
tee on Joint Rules and orders in concurrence. 

Alderman O'Brien in the chair. 

CITY CLEEK TO SIGN OFFICIAL BETCBNS, ETC. 

Alderman Curtis offered an order — That Sam- 
uel F. IVtcCleary, City Clerk, be and he hereby is 
authorized to sign and execute, for and in the 
name of the City Council, all answers and returns 
made, or required to be made, by the City Coun- 
cil, to any petition for certiorari, writ, or other 
proceeding in court. Passed. Sent down. 

SURVEYOB'S DEPAETMENT. 

Alderman Haldeman offered an order— That the 
City Surveyor be authorized, with the approval of 
the Joint Standing Committee on the Surveyor's 
Department, to maKe such purchases of supplies. 
Instruments, drawing materials, and to incur 
such other expenses, as may be necessary for that 
department during the present municipal year. 
Passed. Sent down. 

CITY ENGINEEE'S DEPARTMENT. 

Alderman Woolley offered an order — That the 
City Engineer be authorized, with the approval 
of the Joint Standing Committee on the En- 
gineer's Department, to make such purchases of 
supplies, instruments and drawing materials, and 
to incur such other expenses, as may be necessary 
for that department during the present municipal 
year. Passed. vSent down. 

THE EECOUNT OF VOTES AT THE LATE MUNICIPAL 
ELECTION. 

Alderman Whitten piesented the following: 
To the Honorable the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Boston — 

The undersigned respectfully represent that 
the reputation of the city for purity in its elec- 
tions is at stake. No doubt can be entertained 
that absolute impartiality, strict integrity, and 
entire accuracy in ascertaining the result of an 
election are of vastly greater importance than 
the success of any party or of any candidate. 



The undersigned present to you, in this peti- 
tion, a statement of facis in regard to the recent 
recount of the votes cast for Aldermen at the 
late municipal election. Of the accuracy of this 
statement they have reliable information, and 
they pray yon to investigate the same, and, if the 
facts here stared are verified by such investiga- 
tion, they pray you to cause another count of 
said votes to be made, with such checks, pre- 
cautions and safeguards that no shadow of doubt 
or suspicion of inaccuracy may rest upon the re- 
sult. 

The proper steps for the preservation of said 
ballots have been taken, as provided by law. 

From the returns of the precinct officers it ap- 
pears that there were six candidates for the office 
of Alderman, the number of whose votes, as re- 
turned, were so nearly alike that comparatively 
slight alteiations on a recount would be sufficient 
to convert either one from a successful to a de- 
feated candidate, or vice versa. 

These six candidates were as follows : 

William Woolley, who stood tenth with 21,617 
votes, and was returned as elected. 

Cyrus 8. Haldemau, who stood eleventh with 
20,901 votes, and was returned as elected. 

William Frost, who stood twelfth with 20,801 
votes, and was returned as elected. 

James J. Flynn, who stood thirteenth with 20,- 
785 votes, and was returned as defeated. 

■John Thompson, who stood fourteenth with 20,- 
740 votes, and was returned as defeated. 

George S. Dexter, who ' stood fifteenth with 20,- 
731 votes, and was returned as defeated. 

Two of these candidates, who were in such dan- 
gerous proximity to the line which separated vic- 
tory from defeat, were members of the last Board 
of Aldermen, and served upon the committee of 
seven who recounted the votes and determined 
the result of the election. 

One of these two, Mr. Woolley, was returned by 
the precinct officers as elected to the new board; 
the other, Mr. Flynn, was defeated by the same 
returns, lacking 17 votes of a plurality over his 
nearest competitor, Mr. Frost. 

It cannot be denied that both Mr. Woolley and 
Mr. Flynn were conspicuously disqualified for the 
delicate duty of canvassing the 40,000 votes which 
were nearly equally divided between themselves 
and their immediate competitors. 

It is understood that each Alderman of the 
committee selected a clerk to assist in the count- 
ing—an Alderman counting, and a clerk record- 
ing his count; but that no clsik acted as recorder 
for the Alderman who appointed him. It is to be 
observed that by this methoa of counting there 
are two liabilities to error; eithtr the Alderman 
may read the ballot incorrectly, or the clerk may 
make an error in writing down the votes as read 
by the Alderman with whom he acts. 

Your attention is invited to a careful examina- 
tion of the results of the cottnts made by the two 
candidates above referred to, and of the counts 
in which the clerks selected by them assisted, as 
compared with the counts in which neither of 
those four gentlemen had any participation. 

Of the wnole number of precincts (107), Messrs. 
Flynn and Woolley each counted 20, and the 
clerks appointed by them respectively, Messrs. 
John Leahey and Jeremiah W. Fogarty, assisted 
in counting 32 others, making, in all, 72 nrecincts, 
out of the whole number of 107, in the count oi 
which those four gentleman took a part. 

Your attention is first invited to the recount of 
the votes fur iVlr. Frost, whom the return of the 
precinct officers had elected by a plurality of 16 
votes over his nearest competitor, Mr. Flynn, but 
who in the recount suffered a loss of .343, and 
whose relative position as a candidate was 
changed thereby from twelfth to sixteenth, and 
from success to defeat. 

In the 20 precincts counted by Mr. Woolley, Mr. 
Frost gained 9 votes and lost 189, showing a net 
loss of 180 votes. 

In the 20 precincts counted by Mr. Flynn, Mr. 
Frost gained 23 votes and lost 98, showing a net 
loss of 75 votes. 

In the 18 precincts in which Mr. Leahey, the ap- 
pointee of Mr. Flyn.n assisted, the loss of Mr. 
Frost was 47, and his gain 16, or a net loss of 31 
votes. 

In the 14 precincts in which Mr. Fogarty, the 
appointee of Mr. Woolley, assisted, the loss of Mr. 
Frost was 67, and his gain 9, or a net loss of 58 
votes. 

These 72 precincts exhibit a total net loss for 
Mr. Frost of 344 votes. 

In the 35 precincts in which neither Mr. Wool 



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ley, Mr. Flynn, Mr. Leahey nor Mr. Fosariy took 
any part, thougli muuierous slight errors appear, 
the gaius and losses almost exactly balance eacli 
other, the gams amounting to 49, and the losses 
to 48, or a net gain ot one vote 

To sum up the result of the recount ot Mr. 
Frost's vote, Messrs. Woolley, Flvnn, Leahey and 
Fogarty took part in the count of 72 precincts, 
and found ihereiu a net loss of 344 for Mr. Frost; 
while in 35 precincts counted by the others, all 
the gains and losses result in a net gain of one 
vote, thus making Mr. Frost's hnal net loss on 
the recount 343 votes. 

\\'e next ask your attention to the recount of 
the votes for Mr. Flynn. 

There were in the counts hy the precinct otti- 
«ers I wo errors too conspicuous in amount to 
escape notice by any possible oversight or inat- 
tention. The first is the now notorious discrep- 
ancy in the returns of precinct 3 of Ward 13, by 
which Mr. Flynn lost 256 votes, and the second 
was in precinct 4 of Ward 19, where he lost 109 
votes. The first of these precincts was counted 
by Mr. Fjynn himself, and in the count ot the 
second Mr. Leahey assisted. 

The discovery of these two errors lost Mr. 
Flynn 365 votes, and but for the results in the 
other precincts would have placed him far behind 
his Immediate competitors. 

In the other 19 precincts counted by Mr. 
Flynn his gains were 94, his losses but 3— a net 
gain of 91 votes. 

In 20 precincts counted by Mr. Woolley the 
gains oi Mr. Flynn were 138, his losses 8— a net 
gain of 130 votes. 

In the 17 precincts (other than the one 
just referred to) in the counting of winch Mr. 
Leahey assisted, the gains of Mr. Flynn amount- 
ed to 52, his losses to 6— a net gain of 40 votes. 

In 14 precincts, in the couuting of which Mr. 
Fogarty assisted, Mr. Flyun's gains were 99, his 
losses 20, a net gain of 79 votes. 

These 72 precincts exhibit a total net gain for 
Mr. Flynn or 346 votes. 

In the remaining 35 precircts, in the counting 
of which none of the four gentlemen above- 
named assisted, Mr. Flynn gained 20 and lost 74, 
(li- a net loss of 54 votes. 

Comparing tiie relative positions of Messrs. 
Frost and Flynn, as affected l)y the errors thus 
discovered on the recount, we And that Mr. Frost 
led 16 votes by the ward lei urns, that this lead 
was increased by the two conspicuous errors in 
Wards 13 and 19 to a plurality of 381, but that in 
the 72 precincts in the recount ot which Messrs. 
Flynn, Woolley, Leahey and Fogarty partici- 
pated, Mr. Frost suffered a net loss of 344 votes, 
and Mr. Flynn acquirf-d a net gain of 346 voles, 
making a gain to Mr. Fiynn over Mr. Frost of 690 
votes. On the other hand, we ftnd that the re- 
maining 35 precincts counted by others show a 
gain of one vote tor Mr. Frost, and a loss of 54 for 
Mr. Flynn. lieing; a net gain of 55 for Mr. Frost. 

The final result is that, while by the ward count 
Mr. Frost was elected by a plurality of sixteen 
votfS over Mr. Flynn, the recount tinds Mr. Flynn, 
notwithstanding his heavy losses in Wards 13 and 
19, to have been elected by a plurality of 254 votes 
over Mr. Frost. 

When the arrival of Saturday night interrupted 
the progress oi the recount, all buc three of the 
wards (23, 24 and 25) had been recounted and the 
result up to that time was that Mr. Frost, who 
had been l)y the original count sixteen ahead of 
Mr. Flynn, and Mr. Thompson, who had been but 
forty-five behind Mr. Flynn, were now some hun- 
dreds to the rear, but .Mr. Dexter, who was only 
fifteenth on the original count, now led Mr. Flynn 
by sixty-four votes, assuming that he suffered no 
loss in the three remaining warus. Ninety-tiiree 
precincts had then been counted, and Mr. Dexter, 
in the sixty-four jjrecincts in the count of wliiiih 
Messrs. Flynn, Woolley, Leahey and Fogarty bad 
participated had suffered a net loss of but twenty- 
five votes, while in the twenty-nine piecincts 
counted by others, his net loss had been luit thir- 
teen, showing an average difference between the 
return of the ward officers and the recount of less 
than half a vote to a precinct. 

There then remained fourteen precincts to be 
counted; of these 

Mr. Flynn counted three, and found for Mr. 
Dexter a loss of ten votes and a gain of three, or 
a net loss of seven votes. 

Mr. Woolley counted two, and found a loss of 
sixty-seven votes and no gain. 

Mr. Leahey assisted in counting one, and found 
a loss of fourteen votes. 



Mr. Fogarty assisted in counting two, and 
found a loss of twenty-tive votes and no gain. 

These eight precincts, as thus counted, exhibit- 
ed a net loss of 113 votes. 

Of the remaining six precincts, counted by 
others, the ward returns in four were found to be 
correct, and of the other two, one shows a gain of 
two, and the other a loss of thirteen votes, mak- 
ing a net loss of eleven votes. 

T'heee losses by Mr. Dexter ill Wards 23, 24 and 
25, supplemented by gains in Mr. Flynn's vote in 
the same wards, changed the relative position of 
Mr. Flynn and Mr. Dexter from a lead ot sixty- 
four by Mr. Dexter to a plurality of 143 for Mr. 
Flynn. 

The counts of the votes for other candidates 
have also been analyzed, but we believe that 
what has been stated will be sufficient, if found 
to be in accordance with the facts, to satisfy your 
honorable Board that the good name of the city 
of Boston will rest under a cloud until another 
recount shnll be made, surrounded by every guar- 
antee aii'l safeguard which experience can sug- 
gest or vigilance enlorce. 

Wherefore your petitioners, stating the facts 
merely, but advancing no theory regarding the 
same, pray that the facts which they have alleged 
may be verified, and, if found to be correct, that 
a careful recount may be made of all the votes 
cast at the late election for the six candidates 
before mentioned. 

The above was signed as follows: 

J. S. Ropes, Wm." V. Hatchings, H. P. Kidder, 
Abbott Lawrence, H. C. Wainwright, Isaac 
Sweetser, Charles F. Bowditch, Charles B. Cum- 
mings, Edw'd L. Tead, Alex. Wadsworth, S. B. 
Shapleigh, F. E. Parker, F. H. Peabody, M. F. 
Dickinson, J r., VVm. S. Eaton, Edward P. Hall, M. 

D. Spaulding, Avery Plumer, Wm. A. Bowdlear, 
C. E. Guild, G. .\. Eastman, Geo. Iv. Chapman, S. 
C. Shapleigh, S. M. Quiucy, Charles R. Tiain, 
Waldo Adams, H. L. Higginson, John C. Ropes, 
J. W. Balcli, Salmon P. Hibbard, Uriel Crockei-, 

E. C. Mrlhken, Francis B. Hayes, Jacob Sleeper, 
Moses Kimball, Charles J. Prescott, Chas. H. 
Sawyer, Francis D. Stedman, Washington L. 
Prescott, Amasa W. Bailey, Liverus Hull, S. H. 
Rhwdes, A. L. Hatch, \Vm. L. Smith, Hlraiu 
Thomas, Francis Childs, A. E. Cutter, S. Pren- 
tiss Hill, H. H. Chandler, Edw. Lawrence, 
Isaac P. T. Edmands, A. G. Pillsbury, 
George P. Denny, W. G. Benedict, Chailes W. 
Slack, John G. Webstei-, Otis Norcross, Edwin 
Howland, R. C. Greenleaf, R. B. Leuchars, T. P. 
Frost, George G. Crocker, Augustus Rust, George 
L. Burt, Zenas E. Smith, GeirgeE. Learnaid, Levi 
L. Willcutt, Edward P. Browu, Hamilton A. Hill, 
J. Q. A. Brackett, John F. Andrew, Arthur W. 
Tufts, Martin L. Bradford, luciease E. Noyes, 

F. H. Garaner, N E. Rogers, Wm. H. Ellison, S. 
C. Gregg, Chas. H. Plimpton, L, Prang, John L. 
Clark, Amandus Meyer, H. K. Batcheldei', H. W. 
Kimball, Josejih F. Dean, Dana Estes, Edward L. 
Peirce, Jas. Guodnjan, S. S. Bartlett, A. M. New- 
ton, B. S. Perry, C. A. Jones. Theo. W. Plimpton, 
"Wm. L. Garrison, C. A. Grinnell, Geo. Wm. Tay- 
lor, Sterne Morse, Wm. M. Browne, J. W. Mack- 
intosh, J. W. Howard, Edward Ellis, A. H. Ellis, 
Eben. Alexander, Arthur H. James, Chas. T. Bar- 
ry, Isaac Fenno, Samuel L. Gerry, Brutis L. Ar- 
becam, Wm. T. Blanchard, Samuel G. .Davis, Jno. 
C. Balderston, Frank E. Howe, W. F. VVhitcomb, 
N. F. Tenney, J. H. Bird, Lewis F. Tenney, Albert 
Fellows, Josiah Fellows, F. A. Keith, Zenas 
Sears, James R. Magee, Jos. A. Dane, Francis A. 
Mason, J. L. Rousmaniere, C. H. Kimbnll, H. R. 
Lovejoy, Jas. W. Newell, Edward Page, Geo. H. 
Wyman, H. P. Lynch, Geo. Woods Rice, Geo. 
Dunbar, H. W. Stone, Francis A. Perry, S. S. 
Blanchard, Albert E. Prince, J. A. Haskell, Fred 
K. Piper, E. H. Keith, E. M. Farnsworth, 
T. H. Prentice, S. Phipps, Jr., Chas. R. 
McLean, F. Leeds, W. H. H. Emmons, 
Geo. H. Hosea, 14 Henry street; Jas. M. Home, 
244 Meridian street; J. A. Bushee, 46 Maveiick 
square; James Sanderson, corner of Brooks and 
Eutaw streets; T. H. G. Demote, 82 Bremen street; 
M. P. Brown, 176 Webster street; Geo. McNear, 18 
White street; Samuel Hoffses,127 Meridian street; 
Frank C. Wood, 12 Central square; C. O. Robin- 
son, 72 Lexington street; Andrew J. E. Butland, 
152 Saratoga street; C. W. Pyron, 147 Meridian 
street; E. G. Hartland, 145 Meridian street; G. W. 
Holmes; N. Goodwin, 396 Meriuian street; W. C. 
Richards, 142 Meridian street; J. W. Sprague, 122 
Meridian street; J. M. C. Murphy, 81 Eutaw street; 
A. J. Sanders, 116 London street; A.J.Howard, 
25 Chelsea street; F. H. Blaney, 150 Webster street; 



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Washington Sneiling, 22 Maverick square; Geo. 
H. Plummer,224 Webster street; W. H. Harring-ton, 
J. J. McCarthy, No. 8 Mill street, Ward 4; Wui. H. 
Fitzpatriok, No. 14 Walker street, Ward 4; Thom- 
as C. Boardman, 50 Sullivan street, Ward 4; Jo- 
seph W. Hill, 9 Baldwin street; Samuel 1). Sawin, 
368 Main street, Ward 4; Fred R. Brown, 14 Albion 
place, Ward 4; Frederic Melvin, No. 11 Lincoln 
street. Ward 4; Joseph danduii, 25 Mead srreet; 
George F. Cheever, 116 Russell street, Ward 4; 
Chas. E.Lyon, 289 Bunker Hill street. Ward 4; 
Frank D. Woodbury, 15 Irving place: Geo. S. Poor, 
3 Parker street; John Turner, 351 Main street; 
Frank Tasker, 109 High street; Benj. W. Barker, 
117 Bartlett street; J. J. Denuetr,' BuuKcr HiU 
street; E. L. Brooks, 299 Main street; vv. S. Oak- 
man, 593 Main street; D K. Wheelock, G Artbur 
place; Joseph Stone, 45 Essex street; Chas. J. 
Canterbury, 35 Essex street; James Shut, 18 Wood 
street; Frank P. Pow, 5 Holden row; Henry A. 
Smith, 60 Walker street; Henry W. Stone, 12 Es- 
sex street; Wm. O. Carleton, 43 Essex street; 
Henry B. Simmons, 93 Russell street; Gardner 
Winslow, 43914 Main street; John T. Sawin, 443 
Main street; William Hovey, 444 Main street; Jo- 
seph" W. Cook, 4571-2 Main street; W. D. Furbush, 
16 Baldwin street; G. E. Furbush, 30 Sever street; 
Frederick Lund, 28 Sever street: S. A. Freeman, 
571 Main street; Earle aWyuian,' 427 Bunker Hill 
street; J. 1). Martin, 27 Perkins street; F. J.Alme- 
der, 13 Lincoln street; J.W.Lieber, 26 Essex street; 
A. W. Stover, 7 Eden street, Charlestown ; Stephen 
Merrill, 26 Albion place, Charlestown; Peter S. 
Roberts, 393 Main street; Joseph Q. Lowell, 421 
Main street; D. Frank Titus, 321 Main street; G. 
A Rowe; G. M. Rowe, 15 Baldwin street; .John A. 
Rollins, 46 Baldwin street; Joseph H. Cotton, Wil- 
liam Murray, 32 Oak street; Geo. H. Pendergast, 
34 Mead street; Wendell P. Stevens, 269 Main 
street; Lynd Hamilton, O. J. Robbius, 14 Bolton 
place; John G. Jones, 341 M'ain street; F. W. 
Knapp, 41 Mead street; A. Buttrick, 19 Albion 
place; Henry T. Burr, 372 B'lain street; Edward 
H. Burr, 372* Main street; Freeman F. Burr, 372 
Main street; Stephen Badger, 372 Main street; 
Henry C. Starks, .34 Mill street; C.B.Goodrich, 
394 Bunker Hill street; Chas. W. Talpey, 4 Fruit 
place: .Alfred Johnson, 2 Oak street; Edwin L. 
Pilsbury, 305 Main street; Andrew Tower, 38 Sul- 
livan street; John McCarthy, 8 Mill street; 
Chas. P. Brooks, 26 Eden street; C. D. Gai-ey, 15 
Wall street; G. N. Fisher, 261 Bunker Hill street; 
Arthur Mecham, 112 Bartlett street; F. G. Tomlin- 
son, 33 Russell street; Geo. B. Tanwood, 59 Sulli- 
van street; J. C. Woodbury, 112 Bartlett street: J. 
A. Barker, 117 Bartlett street; A. W. Phillips, 262 
Main street; John PH. Nickelsen, 361 Main 
street; A. Clary, 17 Oak street; E. H. Poore, 
52 Russell street; H. G. Tomlinson, .33 Russell 
street; W. F. Wet.ster, 289 Main street (Mason 
court); J. Linnell, 116 Bartlett street; D.S.Day, 
120 Bartlett street; Abner Libby, 104 Bartlett 
street; John Barton, 114 Bartlett street; Henry W. 
Fuller, 429 Main street; Tobias Beck, 115 Barrlett 
street; E. A. Caraway, Gl Russell street; Eugene 
H. Giifen, 110 Bartlett street: George E.Wilson, 
60 Russell street; Ezekiel TTpham, G4 Sullivan 
street; E. B. Burgess, 259 Bunker Hill street; John 
E. Brown, 312 Bunker Hill street; Calvin Simonds, 
34 Walker street; Nath'l E. Cushing, No. 2 Mead- 
street court ; Chas. P. Briggs, No. 24 
Walker street ; H. H. Waite, 122 Bartlett 
street ; Isaac O. Vose, N. 6 Avon place ; 
Edw. F. Hagar, Geo. Whiting. E. W. Farr, Cheev- 
er Newhall, Dana B. Gove, C. B. Tillinghast, James 
H. Freeman, A. C. Paige, Geo. P. Hunt, Horace D, 
Gove, Edw. R. Bates, C. Flesham, G. M. Lee, 
Edward G. Saltzman, 25 Cambridge street; 1. H. 
Gould, 384 North Charles street; Daniel C. Brown, 
25 Cambridge street; C. Theo. Guethlng, Derby 
House, 25 Cambridge street; A. K. Kent, Derby 
House, 25 Cambridge street; G. H. Kent, Derby 
House, 25 Cambridge street; AsaG. Crosby, Derby 
House, 25 Cambridge street; Nath'l H. Walker, 
Derby House, 25 Cambridge street; H. L. Breece, 
Derby House, 25 Cambridge street; M. A. Kent, 
Derby House, 25 Cambridge street; J. R. Gleason, 
Derby House, 25 Cambridge street; Thos. T. Max- 
well, Derby House, 25 Cambridge street: Abbott 
Rolte, Derby House, 25 Cambridge street; F. W. 
Turner, Derby House, 25 Cambridge street; E. P. 
Fondo, Derby House, 25 Cambridge street; F. W. 
Turner, Jr., Derby House, 25 Cambridge street; 
Geo. J. Parker, Derby House, 25 Cambridge 
street; Charles Taylor, Derby House, 25 Cam- 
brdge street; George G. Perry, Derby House, 25 
Cambridge street; E. C. Crosby, Derby House, 25 
Cambridge street; A. Colt, Derby House, 25 



Cambridge street; Wm. H. H. Tuttle. Quincy 
House, Brattle street; Chas. W. CUabot, 316 Long- 
wood ave.; Isaac Sellar, 61 Bromley street; M. F. 
Gilraiii, 14 North Margin street; Joseph Stame, 1 
Noyes place; Abram Levi, 3GjLowell street; Henry 
Levy, 111 Hammond street; Frank Mulhern, 22 
North Margin street; John J. McElhaiiey, 40 
Sheate streef ; Henry Webb, Jr., American House; 
J.H. Blanchard, Chambers street; Samuel Queen, 
79 Green street; F. W. Adams; H. M. Towne; 
Henry B. Rice, American House; Wm. 1'hornton, 
Jr., American House; John F. Ryan, American 
House; Richard E.King; Edward Jackson ; C. F. 
Towne; James D. Walker; William D. Washing- 
ton; Amos Johnson, American House: J. Bryant, 
Hanover street: George F. Kelloag, Hanover 
street; C. S. Robertson, Hanover street; George 
P. Hayden, Hanover street; Samuei a. 
Neill, Hanover street; Henry Clay; Geo. 
L. Lawrence; E. M. Montague," 11 Washing- 
ton street; George F. Fogg, American House; 
John P. Fay. A. S. Weld, S. M. Reed, B. L. Mer- 
rill, A. H. I'orricelli, Edward J. Fay, C. A.. French, 
Samuel H. Cheever, Albert E. Arnold, John H. 
Smith, John H. Chandler, CM. Stetson, James 
H. Wright, W. H. Tragar, Chas. F. Luther, W. H. 
Brown, C. D. Stone, J. A. Litchiieid, John H. 
Brown, Charl'-s McDuffee, E. W. Guild, G. A. 
(Jale, Alvin Woodbury, Wm. C. Lawrence, G. B. 
Day, D. N. Hutcninson, L. Stevens, G. H. Drury, 
R. F. Murray, J. M. Stone, George F. 
Going, Chas. E. Whiting, Frank Beaman, 
G. H. W. Bates, Chas. Howe, W. E. Qualters, 
Thomas Gaffleld, Charles E. Clark, James W. 
Pearce, Hartson A. Bacheller, Arch. Loughhead, 
John A. Woodbury, Charles H. Merritt, John 
H. Currier, James P. Brady, Georee C. 
Howe, W. W. Boynton, Benj. F. Treadwell, 
Wesley Pearce, O. J. Fisk, C. W. Albee, H. Her- 
vey, Wm. Elder, Osso Dustin, Alfred Brown, 
Will. G. Henry, John E. Brown, John H. Reagan, 
J. W. Capron, Frank L. Baxter, Samuel Elder, 
Robert A. Elder, Chas. T. Emery, Chas. L. 
JefErey, Frank E. Jeffrey, M. Spillane, W. A. 
Haines, George A. Jackson, L. L. Jenkins, L. 
Perigny, M. P. Burlen, Fred. G. Pearce, 

A. C. Farley, G. E. Hersey, Jr., E. F. Jacobs, J. 

F. Greenleal', A. L. Whitman, John R. Var- 
ney, M. F. Conghlan, C. E. Cobb, J. 

B. Viels, A. A. Clatur, Edw. Kellev, Jr., 
Geo. E. Black, W. W. Jordan, Geo. W. Briggs, 
Russell Moser, .James M. Kohen, Geo. F. Torfey, 
Albion B. Kingsbury, C. A. Davis, Thomas Mvir- 
ray, 0. M. Strout, John D. Reed, F. H. Toleman, 
J. W. Jordan, Geo. J. Thompson, .Jas. F. Hovey, 
A. B. Wright, Chas. T. Tucker, D. W. Bates, F. l,. 
Wilson, James Carney, John G. Moriarty, Wm. 
A. Morrell, Josenh Edwards, Obed Baker, 
Timothy J. Clifford, F. C. Lord. W. N. 
White. Thos. K. Trout, Alfred A. Hail, 
E. G. Knight, Albert H. Farnum, Chas. H. Robin- 
son, Thos. W. Emerson, C. C. Emerson, .Joseph 
Mclntire, H. J. Darling, R. K. Atwood, A. 15. But- 
tertield, D. Pulsifer, W. H. West, Thos. A. Rich, 
J. Ashton Preston, John Douglas, Thos. J. Ams- 
den, D. G. Buttertield, W. P. Foster, Joseph H. 
('urtis, Nathaniel Seaver, H. G. Cole, George H. 
Lawrence, George W. Bradbury, Freeman J. 
Doe, John .J. Sullivan, Wyman I^ibby, S. Henry 
Skilton, Wellington Smith, D. A. Dunbar, D. A. 
Dunbar, Jr., Chas. M. Stimpson, M. Williams, L. 
M. Dyer, Wells Chase, Henry Dana, Albert E. 
Warner, Wmsor Gleason, H. W. Gleason, 
James Morse, William B. Freiich, t'ranois 
W. Ryder, Solomon Marble, John A. Da- 
vies, Edward A. Story, Jr., Francis Hayden, 
Almon S. Knight, Samuel Weltch, Fivd 
A. Green, John S. Hobbs, Lemuel Webb, 
Thomas Howard, 37 Colony street: John Howard, 
35 Colony street; John Magee, 44 Colony street; 
George Mcintosh, 154 Dorchester avenue; Peter 
Lincoln, 119 Dorchester avenue; Thomas Corley, 
125 Dorchester avenue; William S. Milligan, 18 
Ontario street; Thomas Milligan. 18 Ontario street; 
Wm. S. Walbridge, G. P. Polger, A.D.Damon, 
Osman C. Webster, E. A. Cook, J. M. V. Howard, 
P. E. Walbridge, J. W. F. Willson, Thomas G. 
Reed, M. D., C. H. Durgin, J. W. F. Will- 
son, J.-., Lewis R. Tucker, Arthur E. Gill, 
J. B. Wilder, G. F. Ordway, Henry Bright, 

G. Irving Gilerens, J. B, Blake, Oliver N. Tilden, 
James Willis, Geo. E. Rice, Josepli Lyon, Barnas 
Capen, Chas. A. Haines, Henry S. Hobbs, W. F. 
Peirce, Chas. J. Vaughn, Herbert F. Nye, J. F. 
Foster, W. S. lAither, .J. S. Luther, E. Lamphier, 
Thos. B. Reed, H. Buffum, Charles T. James, S. 
S. PiaistPrt, G. G. Neinn, J. F. Harvey, 
George R. Whittemore, .J. M. Baker, F. J. 



A'2 



BC3AIID OF ALDEIlJyLEM- 



Baxter, Henry A. Snow, Chas. J. Noyes, 
Louis GirarcUn, Frederick Fernald, Frank 
L. Penney, Geo. H. Manson, Otto Fuchs, 
Fred. O. Clark, Harrison P. Souther, William T. 
Eaton, J. C. Nichols, Russell A. Warren, S. S. 
Kuowles, James Swett, John iM. Gilbert, Benj. A. 
Ham, Frank D. Morse, Frank A. Clapp, James D. 
Blacker, Augustus King, W. H. Mason, James A. 
Calef, John T. Libby, W. C. Webber, D.V. Pagser, 
R. B. Freeman, W. R. English, Chas. Merritt, 
Edwin H. Gill, Wm. H. L e, Geo. S. Cole, 
Eobt. F. Gerald, Daniel Hallett, Geo. 
A. Wheeler, E. J. Carpenter, Zeuo K. 
Crowell, J. S. Freeman, L. H. Higeins, 
P. T. Sullivan, 46 Northtield street; C. J. Spence- 
ly, 700 Shawmut avenue; C. H. Bridges, 72 Sawyer 
street; C. T. Coburn, 32 Sawyer street: James J. 
Maguire, 58 Weston street; Leroy Ford, 611 Shaw- 
mut avenue ; Nelson Bostwic!5,617 Shawmut avenue ; 
George Bleakly, 92 Hammond street; F. H. Clapp, 
18 Milford street; William E. O'FIaherty, 37 Wind- 
sor street; Avalon Graves, 291 E street. South 
Boston; Chas. W. Hamilton, corner Berkeley 
street and Columbus avenue; Samuel C. Nason, 
27 Eustis street, Roxbury; William B.Wood, 617 
Shawmut avenue; Samuel M. Johnston, 36 
Ruggles street; Edwin G. Dobbins, 29 East Wind- 
sor street: Geo. W. Dobbins, 29 East Windsor 
street; W. B. Dobbins, 29 Ease Windsor street; 
Edwiu M. SafEord. 27 Sterling street: Wn). H. Bit- 
tenbender, St. James Hotel; H. L. Wood, 3.5 East 
TVindsor street; P. J.McMahon,35 Windsor street; 
G. H. Glover, J. B. Young, E. F. Tuttle, Henry 
K.Potter, Frank R. Perkins, Cyrus Thacher, W. 
A. Root, Jr., E. C. Nasou, H. A. Root, J. W. Bar- 
tholomew, C. G. Brockway, S. Leonard Hodges, 
Eugene H. Clapp, Fr,mcis C. Cieber, E. F. Clapp, 

E. T. Cowdrev, A. J. Tibbets, M. F. H. Stone, J. 
A. GifEord, Henrv C. Dunbar, J. H. Stevens, 
J". P. Dunnell, D. F. Core, J. C. Cooper, 
L. D. Murray, J. M. Pike, F. H. Hodges, 
William Cosney, A. D. Millet, H. T. Mer- 
rill, R.H.Kemp, Robeit Kemp, J. W. Tobey, 

F. H. Haynes, Edward F. Maglue, Joseph Hub- 
bard, George W. Whiting, ' A. W. Woods, 
Lewis W. Morse, Geo. M. Harris, Lewis X. At- 
wood, F. A. Davenport, Geo. W. Reynolds, Geo. 
H. Hastings, L. B. Duttcm, Geo. C. Bovnton, Jotin 
M.Hodgate, Geo. W.Witherell, T. J. Parker, A. W. 
Newman, W. H. Stodder, F. O. White, R, A. Back- 
up, E. A. Alden, Ebenezer Stone, W. R. Wil- 
liams, Joseph Goddarcl, Albert P. Richardson, 
Nath'i G. Eliot, John S. Brickett, Washington 
Huse, Charles E. Swain, Chas. D. Swain, J. F. 
Scott, B. W. Felton, C. R. Nodd, Eben F. Brown, 
P?.rker Bryant, J. J. Merrill, F. S. Billings, 
J. J. Dyer, A. D. Mowry. James H. Lord, 
J. L Roberts, W. F. Worthen, G. W. Breed, 
James Waldock, 76 Alleghany street; William T. 
Lewis, 67 Conanc street; Fiank Tucker, 1388 Tre- 
mont street; John H. Hawes, 1380 Tremont street; 
Edward En^ilin, 17 Bickford street; John Morri- 
son, 17 Bickford street; Albert H. Hopkins, 1378 
Tremont street; A. Weber, Drury place; G. Lit- 
tery, 18 Faxon street; N. P. Lamson, 28 Wiggles- 
worth street: J. M. Hobby, Bumstead lane; Chas. 
"W. Tucker, 1388 Tremont street; G. VP. Hobby, 
253 Lon^wood avenue; J. G. Bartholmesz, 1376 
Trenioiit street; M. N. Hubbard, 6 Greenwood 
avenue; G. Wunderlich, 1419 Tremont street; 
"William J. Linehan, 6 Nicholson court; James S. 
Oase, 62 Conant street; Louis Thing, 249 Long- 
wood avenue: John Holt, 16 Lnngwood avenae; 
William Lentz, Bay View place; H. F. Davis, 6 
Highland park; John G. Baldur, 46 Ward street; 
Nat Adams, 46 Ward street: Nuck Alexander, 41 
Green street; John Farrall, Parker street; E. B. 
Stockman, Parker place; B. J. Carbery, Parker 
street; Allen Waldock, 76 Alleahany street; 
Henry Towle, 2 Pvnchon street; E. E. Godirey, 
776 Parker street; J. O. Bacon, 7 Reed's couit; S. 
J. Fannce, 312 Shawmut avenue; C. E. Chaniber- 
lin, 55 Ford avenue; John Kitson, 63 Whitney 
street; John B. Williams, 68 Whitney street; C. 
■C. Bowman, 318 Longwood avenue; Hiram D. De- 
war, 14 Sewall place; Daniel B. Barrus, 7 Sumner 
place; C. S. S. Purdy, 27 Conant street; John 
Reardon, 113 Longwood avenue; Jacob Catarins, 
15 Minturn street; Edward Readdy, 315 Ruggles 
street; Peter Miller, 46 Longwood avenue; 
C. Franklin Herrick, Lawrence T. Middleberg, 
Joseph Horn, William M. Bell, H. P. Chandler, 
Theo. Hastings, W. A. Duucanson, Michael Mc- 
Kenna, Patrick Kelly, Michael Maloney, Oliver 
Moulton, George O. Moulton, Edward E. Moulton, 
J. E. Page, Thomas Learned, Ernest A. Billings, 
John J. Carty, John Bowdlear, Edwin Jaquith, 
A. P. Messer, Wm. W. Morse, P. A. Ramsay, T. J. 
Stearns, C. B. Wiggin, Louis G. A. B'auteaux, 



F. M. Hooper, C. P. Herrick, J. M. Daly, 
A. Churchill, J. C. Talbot, J. E. Hall. J. 
Frank Rowland, Geo. S. Estey, C. E. Whall, 
Geo. A. Clark, Sam'l May, Jr., Charles S.Gill, 
John N. Dearborn, Mark Crosby, Jr., R. C. Hum- 
phreys, Chas. B. Fox, James Wright, John P. 
May, E. W. Nasb, Andrew R. Winslow, Robert T. 
Swan, Frank K. Nash, Geo. W. Fox, J. Homer 
Pierce, Edw. C. Nickels, Francis Ware, F. E. Brig- 
Iiam, Henry C. Morse. Wm. Stetson, C. W. Glldden, 
Jediah r. Jordan, J. D. Roberts, W. W. Cobb, A. 
W. Tier, Anaust Kilby, Maximilian Kaiser, E. M. 
Hatch, 124 Broadway; James S. Neal, 246 Broad- 
way; George M. Goodwin, 244 Broadway; E. T. 
Knowles, 237 Broadway; Edwin Naylor, 237 
Broadway; J. L. Spaulding, Jr., 237 Broadway; E. 
F. Higgins, 128 Broadway; George W. Higgins, 
128 Broadway; J. C. C. Pilisbury, 113 Broadway; 
Silas Fail-child, 150 Broadway; W. B. Pike, 160 Sil- 
ver street; John H. Henan, Josiah B. Whidden, 
Martin Hanson, 110 Third street; August W. 
Wagenfeldt, John H. Welch, T. J. Fenno, 193 
Broadway: P. A. Smith, 124 Brijadway; M. J. 
Has-on, 53 Gold street; F. E. Huckius, 111 B 
street; N. J. Cottle, 220 Silver street; Charles H. 
Pfeffer, 330 West Fourth street; G. E. S. Simpson, 
229 Broadway; Charles Daning, 20 Third stieet; 
Jacob Sticke'l, 76 Bolton street: Olaf J. Harte, 
134-140 Broadway; Martin Hanson, 110 Third 
street; Christian Mlsner, 108 Third street; Charles 
Johnson, 65 A street; John T. Clark, 103 West 
Second street; H. N. Hatch, 130 Broadway; J. W. 
Newcomb, 84 Broadway; Arthur H. Barn'abee, 148 
G street; John Anderson, 88 West Fifth street; 
Charles A. Steen, 96 A street; WiU'am S. Mathe- 
son, 12 Tudor street; Gilbert Wait,, George E. Fit- 
ton, Hubert Pope, George A. Noyes, John T. 
O'Neill, Charles H. Whiting, Chailes S. Soule, Jo- 
seph T. Waterhouse, William D. Rockwood, 
Charles P. Noyes, George W. Ellis. 

The Chairman— What is the pleasure of the 
Board '.' 

Alderman Caldwell— That seems to be rather an 
important petition, and I hardly know what 
coarse it ought to take. The Board supposed, of 
course, that this count was all settled, but as 
these gentlemen have a^ked for a recount, it will 
be necessary to take some decided action. 1 would 
move that the petitions he laid on the table, and, 
if that is done, I shall offer an order 1 have here. 

The petitions were laid on the table. 

Alderman Caldwell offieied the following: 

Ordered, That the opinion of the City Solicitor 
be obtained upon the qiiesnou whether it is com- 
petent for this Board to recount the original bal- 
lots cast for Aldermen at the last municipal elec- 
tion, as requested by the petitions therefor sub- 
mitted this day. 

Alderman Viles— I hai dly know what to say on 
those petitions and that order. Such a petition 
never came before this Board before since I have 
been a member. I certainly have no objections 
to getting the opinion of the City Solicitor, be- 
cause I think we ought to have it. But the peti- 
tion is something entirely new. Probably 
every memb -r of tlie Board has read it, as copies 
were sent to them. It is a kind of home thrust 
at the committee. It strikes at the honor of an 
Alderman, if he has any, especially after serving 
at this Board five or six years; and I some- 
times think he has n't. As chairman of 
the committee I would say that 1 believe that 
count was as carefully made as any count ever 
given to this Board, and if another recount is had 
I believe the result will be substantially the 
same. Great care was taken by the committee 
before they commenced their labors. Each mem- 
ber of the committee selected a clerk, and I, as 
chairman of the commit ee, assigned the clerks 
to the different Aldermen. I believe that every 
precinct was gone through as carefully as it 
could have been done. Some nights I did not 
count at all, and I examined every precinct be- 
fore it was counted, to see if there was anything 
like stuffing, as we heard some reports that there 
had been some crooked things in different wards. 
At the same time this is a thrust at the com- 
mittee, and I for one will not oppose a re- 
count, and if the ballots can be reopened again 
I shall advocate the recount. I believe there is 
not one member of thac committee who is afraid 
of having his count verified. If tbe opinion of 
the City Solicitor is such that it can be done, I 
shall advocate the reopening of the ballots, for I 
wish to be vindicated as a member of that com- 
mittee, and I have no doubt every other member 
thinks the same. 

The order was passed. 

Adjourned, on motion of Alderman Slade. 



COMMON COUNCIL. 



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CITY OF BOSTON. 

Proceeding's of the Board of Aldermen, 

JANU ABY "37, 1881. 

Regular meeting at Ty, P. M., Andrew J. Bailey, 
President, in tlie chair. 

' QUALIFICATION OF A MKMBEB-ELECT. 

The following was received, read and placed on 
file: 

City Cleek's Office, I 

Boston, Jan. 22, 1881. f 
Cornelius F. Doherty, a member-elect of the 
Common Council of this city, from Ward 2, in the 
plHCe of Daniel J. Sweeney, deceased, was this 
day qualified by taking and subscribing the pre- 
scribed oaths of office, before me, 

S. F. McCleaby, City Clerk. 
The credentials of Mr. Doherty are herewith 
transmitted. 

PAPERS FBOM THE BOARD OF ALDEEMEN. 

Reports of city officers. Placed on file. 

Petitions were referred in concurrence. 

Reference to the Committee on Water of a re- 
quest of the Water Board for leave to contract 
tor iron pipe, castings, etc. Concurred. 

Reference to the Committee on Public Build- 
ino'S of a request of the Police Commissioners for 
a property room. Concurred. 

Reference to the Committee on Public Build- 
ings of an order f-or the sale of the reservoir 
building on Derne street. Concurred. 

Notice of the organization of the Committee on 
Finance, viz., Frederick O. 'Prince, Mayor, Chair- 
man ex-offlcio ; Thomas N. Hart, Chairman on the 
part of the Common Council; Alfred T. Turner, 
Clerk. Placed on file. 

Order to take from the files of 1880, and refer to 
the Committee on Ordinances, the report and or- 
der relating to the mode of filling vacancies in 
the Board of Aldermen. Passed in concur- 
rence. 

Order for the Committee on Improved Sewer- 
age to continue the work of abating the Roxbury 
•Canal nuisance, and to be invested with the pow- 
ers and duties recited in the order of July 16, 
1878. Read twice under a suspension of the rule, 
on motion of Mr. G-reenough of Ward 9, and pass- 
ed in concurrence. 

Order for said committee to continue tlie con- 
struction of the improved system of sewerage by 
contract or day labor and to purchase supplies 
and employ necessary assistance. Read twice 
under a suspension of the rule, on motion of Mr. 
Greenough of Ward 9, and passed in concurrence. 
Mr. Greenough moved a reconsideration, hoping 
it would not prevail. Lost. 

Order to consider the expediency of redu.cing 
the price of water used for mechanical and man- 
ufacturing purposes. Passed, in concurrence. 

Order for the City Clerk to sign and execute 
answers and returns made or required to be made 
by the City Council to any petitions for certiorari, 
writ or other proceeding in court. Passed in 
concurrence. 

Order to pay clerks in the Collector's Depart- 
ment for night duty $295, as authorized by order, 
Dec. 31, 1880. Read twice, under a suspension of 
the rule, on motion of Mr. Hart of Ward 18, and 
passed in concurrence. 

Order to provide furniture for, and cause clean- 
ing and repairs to be made on, the City Hall and 
other buildings ©f the city not cared for by the 
departments using the same. Read twice, under 
a suspension of the rule, on motion ot Mr. Whit- 
more of Ward 12, and passed in concurrence. 

Order to provide furniture for, and cause clean- 
ing and repairs to be made on the public school- 
houses. Read twice under a suspension of the 
rule, on motion of Mr. Clapp of Ward 14, and 
passed io copcurreuce. 

Order to contract for hay, grain, stock and sup- 
plies for the Health Department. Read twice un- 
der a suspension of the rule, on motion of Mr. 
Williams of Ward 11, and passed in concurrence. 

Order to purchase supplies, instruments, draw- 
ing materials, and to incur other necessary ex- 
penses for the City Engineer's Departn;ent. 
Read twice under a suspension of the rules, on 
motion of Mr. Fitzpatrick of Ward 8, and passed 
in concurrence. 

Order to incur similar expenses for the City 
Surveyor's Department. Read twice under a sus- 
pension of the rule, on motion of Mr. Rogers of 
Ward 22, and passed in concurrence. 

Report and order for a transfer of $900 from the 
Reserved Fund to the Contingent Fund of the 



Common Council. Read twice and ijassed. Yeas 
56; nays 0. 

Non-concurrence in the araendment of this 
Council to the order concerning the removal of 
snow and ice from sidewalks of public lands.Jetc. 
Laid on the table until the next meeting, on mo- 
tion of Mr. Lauten of Ward 14. 

Decoration Day. 

Invitation from Post 26, G. A. R., for the City 
Council to participate in the services on Decora- 
tion Day. 

Mr. Matthews of Ward 21—1 move to lay the 
invitation upon the table. I make the motion for 
this reason — The Grand Army posts propose to 
make a new departure. They intend to have a 
joint celebration in connection with the militia 
of this city, and the City Government will receive 
an invitation from the posts of this county joint- 
ly. Under the circumstances I think it better for 
the invitation to lay over. 

The invitation was laid on the table. 

Later in the session Mr. Mathews offered an 
order — That there be allowed and paid to the 
commander of each post of the Grand Army of 
the Republic, located in Boston, the sum of $;200, 
to be used in defraying the expenses of Decora- 
tion Day, or in assisting the families of deceased 
or disabled soldiers and sailors; the expense to 
be charged to the appropriation for Incidental 
Expenses. Ordered to a second reading. 

Double-runners on the Coasting Ground. 

Reference to the Committee on Common, with 
full powers, of an order to prohibit the use of 
double-runners on the Common. 

Mr. Lauten of Ward 14—1 beg to inquire what 
that means— "full powers"? If it means full 
power to prohibit the douDle-runners, I shall ob- 
ject. 

The question on concurrence was put and de- 
clared lost. 

Mr. Parkman of Ward 9—1 doubt the vote. I 
merely want to state that I think that matter 
will be perfectly safe in the Committee on Com- 
mon. It will not interfere with the idea of the 
gentleman from Ward 14. 

The Council concurred in the reference with 
full powers. Mr. Parkman moved a reconsidera- 
tion^ hoping it would not prevail. Lost. 

Reference to the same committee of an order to 
prohibit coasting on the Common, except from 
Monument Hill to the Parade Ground. Concurred. 
Nominations and Elections. 

Reports of nominating committees, with cer- 
tificates of elections, were received from the 
other branch and acted on as follows: 

Trustees of Public Library. Report nominat- 
ing and certificate of election of Alderman 
O'Brien and Councilman Pratt as Trustees of the 
Public Library. 

The report was accepted in concurrence. 

Mr. Wharton of Ward 11 moved to proceed to a 
ballot. 

Mr. Parkman of Ward 9— Do not those officers 
require to be elected by ballot, and do not the 
nominations have to be laid over? 

The President— The Chair knows of no rule re- 
quiring tbese elections by ballot. Elections of 
salaried officers are required to be by ballot, 

Mr. Lauten of Ward 14—1 move that these gen- 
tlemen be declared elected in concurrence. 

Mr. Parkman— I think it better for the Council 
to adhere to their usual custom of electing all 
these officers by ballot. It will take a little long- 
er, to be sure, but it is a rule that will work well 
in all cases and then there will be no discrimina- 
tion. I hope the motion of the gentleman from 
Ward 14 will not prevail. If it does not prevail 
I shall move to proceed to ballot. 

The President— It can be passed over if -t is de- 
batable. 

On motion of Mr. Wheeler of Ward 10, the mat- 
ter was passed over under the rule. 

Later in the session Mr. Wheeler withdrew his 
request that the election be passed over. 

Mr. Lauten withdrew his motion to declare the 
nominees elected. 

Mr. Wharton jS motion to proceed to ballot was 
carried. Committee — Messrs. Wharton ot Ward 
11, Pope of Ward 9 and Bogle of Ward 8. 

Whole number of ballots 43 

Necessary for choice 22 

Hugh O'Brien had 42 

Joseph Caldwell 1 

Charles E.Pratt 43 

Messrs. O'Brien and Pratt were elected in con- 
eurreuce. 

Directors of Bast Boston Ferries. Report nom- 
inating Alderman Breck and Councilmen Park- 



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man and C. F. Doherty as Directors of East Bos- 
ton Ferries, and certificate of the election of the 
above as such directors except Councilman 
C. F. Doherty, in whose place Councilman Lovell 
was chosen. 

The report was accepted in concurrence. On 
motion of Mr. Rosnoskv of Ward 16 the Council 
voted to proceed to an election. Committee- 
Messrs. Lauten of Ward 14, Rosnosky of Ward 16 
and Child of Ward 17. 

Whole number of ballots 61 

Necessary tor a choice 31 

Charles H. B Breck had 61 

Henry Parkman 56 

Cornelius F. Doherty 24 

Clarence V. Lovell 37 

Messrs. Breck, Parkman and Lovell were elect- 
ed in concurrence. 

Managers of the Old South Association. Report 
nominating and certificate of the election of Al- 
derman O'Brien and Councilman Child as mana- 
gers of the Old South Association. 
The report was accepted in concurrence. 
On motion of Mr. Parkman of Ward 9 the 
Council voted to proceed to a ballot. Committee 
—Messrs. Parkman of Ward 9, Swan of Ward 24, 
and Brimbecom of Ward 18. 

Whole number of ballots 50 

Necessary to a choice .26 

Hugh O'Brien had 50 

Dudley R. Child 47 

Arthur F. Means 1 

Not eligible 2 

Messrs. O'Brien and Child were elected in con- 
currence. 

Directors for Public Institutions. Report nom- 
inating; and certificate of the elect-ion of Alder- 
man Viles and Councilmen Devlin and Bigelow 
as Directors for Public Institutions. 

The report was accepted in concurrence. On 
motion of Mr. Fitzpatrick of Ward 8 tha Council 
voted to proceed to an election. Committee — 
Messrs. Barry of Ward 16, Emery of Ward 18 anci 
McLaughlin of Ward 7: 

Whole number of ballots 60 

Necessary for a choice 31 

Clinton Viles had 60 

Thomas H. Devlin 36 

Austin Bipelow 55 

Howard Clapp ...21 

Scattering 4 

Messrs. Vlles, Devlin and Bigelow were elected 
in coneurreiice. 

Trustees of Aft. Hope Cemetery. Report nomi- 
nating and certificate of the election of Alderman 
Whitten and Councilmen Lauten and Brown as 
Trustees of Mt. Hope Cemetery. 

The report was accepted in concurrence. On 
motion of Mr. Viles of Wara 8 the Council voted 
to proceed to an election. Committee — Messrs. 
Yiles of Ward 8, Gomez of Ward 13 and Ford of 
Ward 17. 

Whole number of ballots .52 

Necessary for a choice 27 

Charles V. Whitten had 52 

Albert F. Lauten 49 

Albert S. Brown 49 

Scattering 4 

1 ballot for Trustees of City Hospital not counted. 
Messrs. Whitten, Lauten and Brown wera elect- 
ed in concurrence. 

Trustees of City Hospital. — Report nominating 
and certificate of the election of Alderman 
Tucker and Councilman Hilton as Trustees of the 
City HOi^pltal. 

The report was accepted in concurrence. On 
motion of Mr. Hosley of Ward 15, the Council 
proceeded to an election. Committee — Messrs. 
Cronin of Ward 12, Bartlett of Ward 15, and Pow- 
ers of Ward 13. 

Whole number of ballots 56 

Necessary for a choice 29 

.Joseph A. Tucker had 56 

.John P. Hilton had 56 

Messrs. Tucker and Hilton were elected in con- 
currence. 

Joint Rules and Orders. 

Notice of concurrence with the Council in adop- 
tion of the joint rules, and of the reference 
by that branch to the Committee on Joint Rules, 
of the 20th of said rules with the proposed 
amendment. 

Mr. Whitmore— I presume the only thing to be 
done by the Council is to concur, inasmuch as the 
Aldermen have agreed with us on the other rules, 
and I move that that action be taken. If that 
motion prevails I shall move to suspend the rules 
in order that I may offer an order to instruct the 
CO mmittee. 



The Council concurred in the reference. 

On motion of Mr. Whitmore the rule was sus- 
pended and he offered an order— That the Joint 
Committee on Rules and Orders be instructed to 
examine and report what changes or additions, if 
any, are required in the joint rules of the City 
Council. 

Mr. Whitmore — I would merely explain that 
this is the usual order .always submitted to the 
committee. This is the first meeting after the 
joining of the committee, and the order is offered 
in the usual manner. 

Mr. Rosnosky of Ward 16—1 think the gentle- 
man from Ward 12 is on that Committee on Joint 
Rules, and he brings in that order at as late 
hour as tnis. If the gentleman is on the commit- 
tee, he can propose any change in the committee 
he sees fit. I move this order be laid upon the 
table. 

Mr. Whitmore— I have simply offered the usual 
order. I believe the committee, unless instruct- 
ed, cannot of their own motion, make or propose 
any alterations. This order was introduced at 
the first meeting of the year, and failed to take 
effect because the Alaermen never joined the 
committee with us. It is the usual order instruct- 
ing the committee to report necessary changes. 

Mr. Rosnosky— It might have been the custom 
and the joint rules might have beeo adopted if 
the gentleman had n't delayed all the business 
four weeks. 

The motion to table was lost. 

The order was passed. 

PROBATION OFFICER'S BEPOBT. 

The annual report of the Probation Officer (City 
Doc. 11) was received and sent up. 
Number of persons remaining on probatiou, Jan. 

1, 1880 106 

Number placed on probation during the year 418 

524 

Number of cases disposed of during the year 376 

Number remaining on probatiou Dec. 31, 1880 148 

524 
Jicsult of Cases Disposed of. 

Done well and discharged, or cases dismissed 253 

Sent to country homes , cases Jald on file 63 

Sent to charity homes, cases lairt on file 10 

Sent to sea, cases laid on file 9 

335 

Surrendered back to court as incorrigible 38 

Left the city — whereabouts unknown, and de- 
faulted 3 

41 
nativity, etc , in Cases JOisposed of. 

Larcenies 101 

.Simple drunkenness 96 

Assault and battery 48 

Night walking 46 

Common drunkenness 40 

Embezzlement 9 

Idle and disorderly 9 

Violation of city ordinance 5 

Shop breaking 5 

Disturbing the peace 5 

Shop lifting 4 

lieceiving stolen goods 2 

False pretences 2 

Common begging 2 

Malicious mischief 1 

Keeping noisy house 1 

376 
Nature of Offences in Cases Disposed of. 

Males 246 

Females 3 30 

American born 174 

Foreigners 202 

Under 25 years of age 181 

First offences (as far as known) 341 

Court Work, Visits, Investigations, Etc. 

Days in attendance at the Superior Court 108 

Days in attendance at the Central Municipal 

Court , 302 

Days in attendance at the outer District Courts.. 83 
Visits at the city prison (usually every morning). 348 

Visits at the homes of persons on probation 574 

Visits at my office by persons on probation 614 

Number of cases Investigated during the year. . .1,934 
Cases where persons have been assisted to some 

employment 36 

Number of persons who have taken the temper- 
ance pledge 117 

Amount of bail furnished for pers:.'3 pro- 
bated g43,305.00 

Expenditures in sending persons to country 

homes 40.94 

Costs paid to court clerks by persons dis- 
charged.. 1,081.96 

Applications to county commissioners in- 
vestigated 15- 

Persons released on probation by county 
commissioners 



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Moral Improvement. 

In reviewing the work of the past year I have 
offered a carefully prepared estimate of the ad- 
vantages derived by the Government from pro- 
bation in a flnancia'l point of view; but I regret 
that I cannot report to you in detail the many 
cases of deep interest, with the most encouraging 
results, that have fallen under my observation 
—cases not only where poverty and want abide, 
hut where wealth and luxury abound; but it often 
happens that the convicted criminal suffers much 
less than innocent relatives and friends, and 
where reformation has begun its work no good 
could result, and it would be unjust and cruel to 
again bring the case to the notice of the public, 
and open afresh the wounds that have sunk so 
deep in innocent hearts. 

As was expected, some have proved incorrigi- 
ble, and have been surrendered back to the cus- 
tody of courts for sentence. But many men and 
women, among them heads of families, who were 
intemperate and profligate, have hecome sober 
and industrious; some, who under evil influences 
have committed minor offences are now engaged 
in useful employment and doing well, while 
others, who, from ill health or other disability, 
were incapacitated to care for themselves, have 
found shelter in charity homes. Sailors have 
been sent to sea instead of to prison, and many 
young persons, most of them females, who had 
ueeu led to take their first step in crime, have 
been restored to parents and friends, at country 
homes. 

In a word, of the three hundred and seventy- six 
persons whose cases have been disposed of the 
past year, three hundred and thirty-five, or eighty- 
nine per cent, of the whole, have so conducted 
themselves as to merit the approval of the magis- 
trates before whom they were tried, and have 
been honorably discharged, or had their cases 
<iismifsed or placed on file; ana with many of 
theni there is reasonable hope that good results 
:may reach farther and deeper than can at pres- 
ent be known, — results with which no financial 
consideration can compare. 

In concluding this report I desire to express my 
warmest thanks to the members of the Police De- 
partment, to the olHcers of the courts and pris- 
ons, and to the many kind ladies and gentlemen 
who have rendered me material aid in the dis- 
charge of my duties. 

I have the honor to be your obedient servant, 
Edward H. Savage, 
"weights and measures. 

The annual report (City Doc. 10) of the Sealer 
of Weights and Measures was received and sent 
up. 

The force in this department consists of one 
sealer and four deputy sealers, and the amount of 
work which has been performed by them during 
the past year will appear in the following report: 
The unexpended balance of the appropria- 
tion for the financial year 1879 and 1880, 

on hand Jan. 1, 1880, was 81,427.31 

Tne aprropriation for the financial year 

1880 and 1881 was 6,900.00 

Total amount §8,327.31 

. Classification of Exiienses. 

Salaries $5,559.83 

Teaming. 460.50 

Tools, hardware, etc, 110.79 

Stationery 72.07 

Printing and printing stock 209.76 

Advertising 18 63 

Directory and newspaper 15.75 

Ferry tolls and car fares 4.85 

Balance to sinking fund, 34 

Total expenditures, from Jan. 1, 1880, to 
Jan. 1, 1881 ^6,452.52 

Unexpended balance on hand, Jan. 1, 1881.^1,874.79 
Or)erations of the Devartment from Jan. 1, 1S80, to Jan. 

1, 1881. 
Total number of scales tested from Jan. 1,1880, 

toJan.l, 1881 8,603 

Total number of weights tested from Jan. 1, 

1880, to Jan. 1, 1881 31,719 

Total number of dry measures tested from Jan. 

1,1880, to Jan. 1, 1881 3,075 

Total number of wet measures tested from Jan. 

1, 1880, to Jan. 1, 1881 4,965 

Total number of yard sticks tested from Jan. 1, 

1880, to Jan. 1, 1881 1,747 

Total number of cnarcoal baskets tested from 

.Jan. 1,1880. to Jan. 1, 1881 33 

Total number of grain tubs tested from Jan. 1, 

1880, to Jan. 1, isai 20 

Total number of salt tubs tested from Jan. 1 

1880, to Jan. 1,1881 4 

Total number of aunes tested from Jan. 1, 

1880, to Jan. 1, 1881 3 



Total number of metres tested from Jan. 1, 
1880, to Jan. 1, 188).. : 1 

REQUESTED ADDITIOXAL APPKOPKIATIONS FOB 
SCHOOL EXPKNSES. 

The following was received: 

City of Boston, ) 

Office of Accounts, \ 

School Committee, Jan. 21, 1881. ) 

To the School Committee of the City of Boston 
—The Committee on Accounts of the School Com- 
mittee respectrully represents that its estimates 
of expenditures required to carry on the jiublic 
schools for the current financial year, presented 
to the City Government, Feb. 17, 1880, were as fol- 
lows: For salaries of school instructors, $1,124,- 
576; for salaries of officers, $45,320; for school ex- 
penses (including $15,000 for the establishment of 
an industrial school), $273,350; total, $1,443,246. 
The amounc appropriated by the City Council was 
as follows: For salaries of instructors, $1,050,000; 
of officers, $44,000; school expenses, $240,000; total, 
$1,334,000; reduction by the City Council, $109,246. 
The committee used the greatest care in making 
up its estimates for the year, taking the number 
of teachers of the various grades as allowed by 
the rules, and calculating the exact amount to be 
paid to each at the salaries established by the 
School Board. The amount deducted from the 
salaries of instructors was $74,576. To offset this 
reduction, the School Committee reduced the sal- 
aries of assistants in elementary evening schools 
twenty-five per cent., effecting a saving thereby 
of about $5500. The number of sessions in the 
evening drawing schools was reduced from four 
to three evenings per week, thereby causing a 
saving of twenty-five per cent., equal to about 
$2,300; total reduction by the School Board from 
the estimates presented, $7800. Since the reor- 
ganization of the School Board, five years ago, 
the salaries of the regular instructors have been 
twice reduced, and this year the School Commit- 
tee was almost unanimous against a further re- 
duction. The City Auditor has refused to pay 
the instructor of military drill and armorer their 
salaries since Aug. 1, 1880. The amount that will 
toe due them at the close of the financial year will 
be $1336, and, if not paid this year, it is probable 
that provision will have to be made for 
its payment next year. The amount de- 
ducted from the salaries of officers was $1320. 
The estimates included the salaries of four 
supervisors only, in accordance with the rules 
then existing; but, owing to the reorganization of 
the primary schools, the views of the committee 
changed, and it voted to employ six supervisors, 
which required an expenditure over the estimates 
of $7560. This amount, in addition to a large por- 
tion of the reauction made on this item, v?ill be 
required. The amount deducted from school ex- 
penses was $33,350, but as $15,000 of this amount 
was for the establishment of an industrial school 
(which was not established), the reduction virtu- 
ally amounted to $18,350. As the amount required 
for school books is much less than was expected, 
the committee hoped that the school expenses ac- 
count could be confined to the appropriation 
granted; but the expense for fuel largely exceeds 
Its estimate, and that, in addition to expenses in- 
cidental to the occupancy of the new high-school 
building (which requires some 1000 to 1200 tons of 
coal annually, at a cost of about $6000), necessi- 
tates an additional amount. The School Committee 
has collected and paid to the City Treasurer, thus 
far during the present financial year, for supplies 
furnished pupils, $37,838.37. In "addition to this 
amount the City Collector has received during 
the same time, $5866.45, making a total of $43,- 
704.81 collected this year from pupils for materi- 
als furnished them by the city. The income re- 
ceived by the City Treasurer on account of school 
expenditures thus far this year has been as fol- 
lows: Books and materials furnished jjupils, $43,- 
704.81; non-residsnt and deaf mute pupils (six 
months), $3841.66; non-resident and other pupils 
(six months), $2436.39; trust funds and other 
sources, $12,806.80, making a total income to Jan. 
21 of $62,789.06; estimate of additional income to 
be received from Jan. 21 to May 1, $9000; piobable 
income for the year, $71,789.66. In making up its 
estimates, the Committee on Accounts estimated 
the income to be as follows: Non-residents, State 
and city, $10,000; trust funds and other sources, 
$10,000; total, $20,000; surplus income over the 
amount estimated, $51,789.66. The committee de- 
sires to call attention to the fact that, in making 
up the cost of the schools, no allowance is made 
for income returned to the city treasury. For in- 
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this year, -when in reality the cost to the city 
■will be less than $25,000, owing to over f25,000 
having been returned in part payment for the 
same. This is equally true of other material fur- 
nished. In the case of the Deaf Mute School, the 
whole cost ($9544.83) last year was charged to the 
School Department, although the State paid 
$7880.34, nearly the whole expense of the school. 
In justice to the School Board, we would respect- 
fully suggest that the City Council be requested 
to cause in future the income received, which 
amounted, last year, to $49,837.28, and this year 
will probably amount to $71,789.66, making a total 
for the two years of $121,626.94, to be deducted 
from the total expenses, thereby showing the 
actual cost of the schools. With tbese explana- 
tions, the Committee on Accounts respectfully re- 
quests that the City Council be petitioned to 
make an additional app ;opriation of $79,850 for 
school expenditures, which amount is absolutely 
necessary to carry on the schools for the remainder 
of the financial year, as follows: For salaries of 
instructors,|66,000; of officers, $8470; school expens- 
es, $5,380; total appropriation required, $79,850. If 
the above appropriation is granted, the amount al- 
lowed for the year will be a reductiou from the 
original estimates of $29,396, a reduction from 
the amount granted last year of $4283, a reduction 
of the amount speot last year of $3002. As the 
income will be $51,789.60 more than estimated, the 
amount really to be provided will be $28,000.34, 
which is a saving from the estimates presented 
last February of .^81. 185.66; a portion of this ap- 
propriation is needed by March 1, otherwise no 
money will be available for the salaries ot officers. 
In accordance with the preceding communication 
the committee respectfully recommends the pas- 
sage of the following order: 

Ordered, That this communication be forward- 
ed to the City Council, and that it be respectfully 
requested to make the appropriation needed as 
therein stated. 

For the Committee on Accounts, 

F. Lyman Winship, Chairman. 

In School Committee, Boston, Jan. 25, 1881. 

Accepted and the order passed. 

Phineas Bates, Jr., Secretary. 

Referred to the Joint Committee on Public In 
structiou, on motion of Mr. Williams of Ward 11. 
Sent up. 

KETITIOKS PRESENTED. 

By Mr. Greenough of Ward 9— Petition of John 
C. Hennessey, to be compensated for injuries re- 
ceived by alleged carelessness of servants of the 
city at Savin Hill. Referred to Joint Committee 
on Improved Sewerage. Sent up. 

By Mr. Devlin o( Ward 13 — Petition ot Maggie 
Keefe, for compensation tor damages by defects 
in Beacon street; J. Frohock & Co., for compen- 
sation for aamages received. Severally referred 
to the Committee on Claims. Sent up. 

LEGISLATIVE MATTERS. 

Mr. Parkman of Ward 9 submitted the first re- 
port (City Doc. 13) of the Committee on Legisla- 
tive Matter^. Accepted. Sent up. 

THE BUILDING LAWS. 

Mr. Parkman of Ward 9 submitted the follow- 
ing: 

The Committee on Legislative Matters,to whom 
was referred the order instructing the Mayor to 
petition for an amendment to chapter 197, acts 
ot 1880, having considered the subject, respect- 
fully recommend the passage ot the accompany- 
ing order, it being a new draft of the order which 
was referred to the committee. 

For the Committee, 

Henry Parkman. 

Ordered, That his Honor the Mayor be request- 
ed to petition the General Court, now in session, 
to so amend chapter 197 of the acts of 1880, that 
it shall not apply to buildings in the city of Bos- 
ton. 

Order passed. Subsequently Mr. Parkman 
moved a reconsideration,hoping it would not pre- 
vail. Lost. Sent up. 

ice in SOUTH BAY CHANNEL. 

Mr. Doherty of Ward 7 submitted the follow- 
ing: 

The Joint Standing Committee on Harbor, who 
were directed to consider what means should be 
adopted for breaking up the ice in South Bay 
Channel, having given the subject their atteu- 
tion, would respectfully recommend the passage 
of the following order. 
1 For the Committee, 

John Dohektt. 



Ordered, That the Joint Standing Committee 
on Harbor be authorized to make necessary ar- 
rangements for breaking up the ice in the harbor 
to allow the passage of vessels therein, the ex- 
pense incurred thereby, not exceeding .$1200, to 
he charged to the Appropriation for Harbor. 

Order passed. Mr. Doherty of Ward 7 moved a 
reconsideration, hoping it would not prevail. 
Lost. Sent up. 



coasting on 



THE COMMON — the 

foot-bridges. 



PROPOSED 



Among the papers from the other branch was 
one of I eference to the Committee on Finance of 
an order for a transfer from the Reserved Fund 
of $1500 for the construction of foot-bridges on 
the Common. 

This paper was passed over as among de- 
batable matters, in regular routine, on motion of 
Mr. Whitmore. 

The subject was again considered later in the 
session, the question being on concurrence in the 
reference. 

Mr. Whitmore of Ward 12—1 move to lay upon 
the table, because we still have considerablebe- 
fore us tonight, and as it brought out so much 
eloquence in the Board of Aldermen, I presume 
we shall have some speeches here. I do not think 
we ought to refer it to the Finance Committee 
unless we decide that we want it. I hope some 
reason for the passage of the order will be given ^ 

The President— The question is upon referring 
the order to the Committee on Finance. 

Mr. W^hitm ore— It is perfectly true, that is the 
technical question; but this matter ought not to 
be referred to that committee until the Council 
shall have decided it desires to pass the order. 
The merits of the question ought to be considered 
before it Is referred. We have seen the 
lively interest taken by a great many of 
our best citizens in the coasting on the 
Common and the putting up of bridges. There 
are many reasons which would lead persons to 
vote against the measure, and no doubt many to 
lead others to vote for it. So far as I can judge, 
the expense is unnecessary, and I should oppose 
the passage of the order; and especially I should 
object to its being sent off on a side issue to the 
Committee on Finance, who naturally would 
report that the city was able to raise $1500, and 
would provide some way of doing so. To ascer- 
tain the sense of the Council whether or not it is 
necessary to put up the bridges, I move to lay 
the matter on the table. As I understand, the 
putting up of bridges creates an additional dan- 
ger, both to the bystanders and coasters. We 
have got along with two or three bridges, and the 
reason claimed for putting in a request for this 
money is that it is to be a permanent thing. I do 
not think that is a sufficient argument. The city 
put up one or two bridges in 1875, and we have 
had open winters ever since, and the bridges have 
probably been cut up for kindling wood. It will 
be an unnecessary expense to keep them in order, 
and store them for several years, and it seems to 
me we ought to send up to Mr. Vennor and see 
whether the weather is going to warrant us in 
this expenditure. 

Mr. Parkman — I hope the order will not be laid 
on the table. The subject ot coasting on the 
Common has been very much discussed within 
the last few weeks. It has been before the Com- 
tee on Common once or twice; they have given it 
careful consideration and referred it to a sub- 
committee (of which I have the honor to be a 
member with one other member of this Council) 
with full power to insure the safety of persons 
crossing the Common. Few members of the 
Council who remember the days when they were 
boys will wish the privilege "they possessed at 
that time, in being allowed to coast on the 
Common, not continued to their descendants. It 
is the misfortune of this and every other great 
city that the boys have very little chance for ex- 
ercise or indulgence in those sports to which 
people living in the country have free access. It 
seems desirable that coasting should be allowed 
on Boston Common ; but at the same time, it is 
the duty of the City Government to take every 
reasonable precaution to protect those other 
members of the community who do not deslr& 
to indulge in these sports, but who' 
are crossing the Common on business 
or pleasure. It is well known that under 
the law as laid down by the Supreme Judicial 
Court, the city of Boston'is not liable for any ac- 
cidents from coasting on the Common, or for aa 
accident of "whatsoever nature to persons cross- 



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ing it. Therefore the committee desire to take 
every precaution they can to insure protection to 
life and limb. For some years it lias been the 
custom ro erect temporary bridges, which were 
allowed to be taken away at the end of the year 
by the person putting them up. The result has 
been that almost all the accidents happen 
in the interregnum, if I may so call it, be 
tween the going out of the old Government and 
the formation of the committees by the new Gov- 
ernment, when there was no one in authority to 
take su.ch measures. The chairman of the com- 
mittee on the part of the Board of Aldermen 
assumed the authority to order the erection ot 
the present bridges, which action the committee 
conlirmed. We desire to have in the possession 
of the city permanent bridges which can be 
taken down at the end of the season and 
stored under the direction of the Superintend- 
ent of Common where he can at the begin- 
ning of the winter put them up as soon 
as occasion requires, without any specific order 
from the committee. The bridges have Ijeen de- 
signed by the city architect, and tbough very 
simple are better looking than the present un- 
gainly structures. I hope the order will be re- 
ferred to the Finance Committee, so that we 
may protect the coast and as much as possible 
the people crossing Boston Common. 

Mr. Wheeler of Ward 10— I am opposed to this 
expenditure, and therefore hope the motion to 
table will prevail. I will not detain the Council 
by repeating the reasons given bv the gentleman 
from "Ward 12, though there are other reasons 
which might be given, and which I think are suf- 
ficient. 

Mr. Wharton of Ward 11— I dislike very much 
to oppose a report made by such a committee as 
the Committee oi:^ Common; but I must say I 
agree with the gentlemen from Wards 12 and 10. 
The reasons why it should not be referred, stated 
by the gentleman from Ward 12, are ext?'emely 
good. But there are additional reasons, and 
some of them are these: In the first place I do 
not understand that coasting accidents on the Com- 
mon are caused to people passing by. My under- 
standing is that very few people passing'through 
the Common are injured. Most of the severe acci- 
dents, as i have read in the papers, are lo the 
boys themselves. They arise from one boy run- 
ning into another, from double-runners running 
into single sleds, and from boys losing control 
of their sleds and sliding into trees. Now, sir, I 
should consider the bridges very dangerous — 
worse than the trees. In the first place they come 
nearer the centre of the track. Moreover, as far 
as I can see, I do not think that the 
people who cross the paths . on the Com- 
mon use the bridges at all. They generally 
watch their chance to walk across the coast, as 
they would if there were no bridges there; or 
they mount the bridge and stand there looking 
at the roasting from above, notwithstanding the 
notice that no persons snail stand there, as the 
bridge is insecure. I doubt if such bridges on 
the Common can be made anything but an eye- 
sore. 

The President— The Chair would suggest that 
the question is upon laying the order on the 
table, 

Mr. Wharton— I accept the suggestion of the 
Chair; but I understood the gentleman from 
Ward 12 advanced reasons why this order should 
not be referred to the Finance Committee and 
should be laid on the table. In addition to that 
he gave certain other reasons against the adop- 
tion ot such a measure, and I have ventured to 
give certain others. 

The President— Because the Chair omitted to 
call the gentleman from Ward 12 to order is no 
reason for not calling the gentleman's attention 
to the rule. 

Mr. Wharton— I beg to say that I hope the mo - 
tion will prevail. 

Mr. Williams of Ward 11— I hope t?his motion 
will not prevail, because it will leave the question 
of coasting on the Common unsettled, and be- 
cause I think we ought to have those bridges 
ready. Another season, the same question as lo 
coasting will come up in the same way that it has 
this year. It generally begins at the time when 
the old City Government is going out and before 
the new one gets organized. There virill be the 
same difficulty year after year; unless we have 
these bridges they cannot be put up. If it is 
desired to stop coasting entirely, that is another 
matter, but I hope it will not be done. 

The motion to lay upon the table was lost. 



Mr. Wbitmore moved to specially assign co the 
first meeting in December, in order that the mer- 
its ot the m;. in question might be debated pend- 
ing reference. By December they would be able 
to tell what kind' of a winter they are going to 
have by the aid of Mr. Vennor. 

On motion of Mr. Lauten of Ward U the main 
qitestion was ordered. 

The Council concurred in the reference to the 
Finance Committee. 

Mr. Parkman moved a reconsideration, hoping 
it would not prevail. Lost. 

THE WARD NINETEEN CONTESTED-ELECTION CASE. 

Mr. Wharton of Ward 11 submitted the follow- 
ing (City Di c. 14): The Standing Committee on 
Elections, to whom was referred the petition of 
ChristoiJher J. Spenceley, contesting the election 
of Jeremiah J. McNamara, one of the sitting 
members of the Common Council from Ward 19, 
having considered the subject, respectfully sub- 
mit the following report: 

It appeared from the returns of the precinct 
ofliceis that Christopher J. Spenceley received 
978 votes for representative to the Common Coun- 
cil, and that Jeremiah J. McNamara received 969 
for the same position. It moreover appeared 
from the returns of the Board of Aldermen that 
they had, upon a recount, rejected seventy-three 
votes for Mr. Spenceley and three votes lor Mr. 
McNamara, the former being rejected on the ad- 
vice of the City Solicitor, for the reason that 
there was no designation of any office which it 
was intended that Mr. Spenceley should fill. The 
simple question is whether these seventy three 
votes shall be estimated in the number cast for 
Mr. Spenceley. If they are so estimated, Mr. 
Spenceley received more votes than Mr. McNa- 
mara, and is entitled to a seat in the Common 
Council for the year 1881; otherwise, Mr. Spence- 
ley received less votes than Mr. McNamara, and, 
therefore, Mr. McNamara is entitled to that 
seat. 

In determining this question it has been the 
endeavor of the committee to ascertain, as far as 
possible, not only from the appearance of the 
seventy-three rejected tickets upon which the 
name of Mr. Spenceley appeared, but also from 
the circumstances accompanying the casting of 
the votes in question, what the intentions of the 
persons who placed them in the ballot-box were; 
and in order to do this the committee have ex- 
amined the ballots cast in the election with some 
care, and have also heard the parties represented 
by their counsel, and received such extraneous 
evidence as the committee thought competent 
upon the subject. In doing this the committee 
considered that they were but properly perform- 
ing their duties as a judicial as distinguished 
from a simply canvassing body. [See Cooley, 
Constitutional Limitations, 4th ed., 764. McCrary 
on Elections, 2d ed,, § 410. The People vs. Love, 
63 Barb., 535. The People vs. Peese, 27 N. Y., 64. 
Beardstown vs. Virginia, 76 111., 34.] The argu- 
ments of counsel and the evidence are submitted 
in the Appendix to this report. 

From an inspection of the ballots cast, and 
upon a hearing of the evidence and the argu- 
ments, it appeared that all the officers which the 
voters of Ward 19 were entitled to vote for at 
this election were voted for upon the rejected 
tickets under clear designations of the positions 
which they were intended to fill, with the excep- 
tion only that there was no designation of the 
office of Common Councilman; that the persons 
voted for, for the different offices, were respec- 
tively separated upon the rejected tickets into 
groups by a couple of lines above and below; 
that Mr. Spenceley's name was in one of the sub- 
divisions thus made, together with two other 
names, and for these three names no 
office whatever was designated; that the 
number of names in this group corre- 
sponded to the number of representatives to the 
Common Council which Ward 19 was entitled to 
under the laws of the Commonwealth; that of 
these three names two were printed unon the 
rejected tickets; the third, the upper one of the 
list, which was that of Mr. Spenceley, was printed 
upon a bit of paper which had been pasted upon 
the face of the rejected tickets in such a manner 
as to cover their surface from a line immediately 
preceded by the name of the person voted for as 
Street Commissioner to the second name in its 
own group; that the three persons whose names 
thus appeared upon the rejected tickets were 
candidates at the election in question for repre- 
sentatives to the Common Council; that pasters 



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COMMON COU]NfCIL, 



with the name ot G. J. Spenceley upon them were 
extensively offered at the election, in all the jire- 
cincts, and that they were put upoa many of the 
ballots over the name of Mr. McMamara; that Mr. 
McJfamara's name was first on the regular Demo- 
cratic ticket for representative to the Common 
Council, and was succeeded by the other two 
names which appear upon the rejected tickets 
below the paster bearing Mr. Spenceley's name; 
that the general tickets upon which Mr. Spence- 
ley's name had been pasted were the regular 
Democratic tickets; that Mr. Spenceley's name 
was pasted in the space on the rejected tickets, 
which corresponded to the space allotted in all 
the other general tickets to the names of persons 
who were to be balloted for as representatives to 
the Common Council, and that in all the other 
general tickets in those spaces the words "For 
Common Council" were printed above the three 
names. 

Upon these facts, it did not appear to the com- 
mittee that the intention of the persons who de- 
posited the votes with the name of Mr. Spenceley 
upon them could be satisfactorily determined, 
nor that they could positively assert that in their 
opinion the votes thrown for Mr. Spence- 
ley were cast for him for representative to the 
Common Council. It was also the opinion uf the 
committee that in the endeavor to reach a con- 
clusion as to the intention with which these votes 
were placed in the ballot box, they should nut 
lose sight of the following important considera- 
tion: The General Statutes, chapter 7, section 13, 
expressly provides that "no vote shall be counted 
which does not clearly indicate in writing the 
office for which the person voted for is designat- 
ed, except when one officer is voted for"; 
and it is a familiar principle of law that every 
person must be presumed to know the law which 
relates especially to the act which he is perform- 
ing. Therefore it appeared to the committee that 
it was impossible to say that by placing these 
votes in the ballot box the persons so placing 
them showed any intention to vote tor Mr, 
Spenceley as representative to the Common Coun- 
cil, or for any office whatever, because such per- 
sons must "be conclusively presumed to have 
known at the time of voting that such votes as 
they were then casting coula not, under the laws 
of the Commonwealth, be countedby any canvass- 
ing board. 

In reaching their conclusion the committee 
have also endeavored to keep in mind the danger 
which might arise to the free expression of tlie 
will of the voter, by any attempt on the part of a 
committee of a representative body, which has 
the right to determine the election and qualifica- 
tion of its own members, to manufacture from 
votes, such as these, an expression of intention 
which might, consistently with surrounding cir- 
cumstances, be entirely different from that with 
which they were placed in the ballot box. 

The committee, therefore, are of the opinion 
that the seventy-three votes bearing the name of 
Mr. Spenceley ought not to be includea among 
those estimated for him, but must be treated as 
nullities, and rejected accordingly, ana it thus 
appearing that Mr. McNamara received sixty- 
one votes more than Mr. Spenceley, they recom- 
mend that the petioner have leave to withdraw. 

Appended is a copy of a communication sent 
by the committee to the City Solicitor, and of his 
answer thereto, which latter will be fount! to be 
in conformity with the conclusion arrived at by 
the committee. 

William F. Whakton. 
Thomas J. Denney. 
William J. Welch. 
Chakles Wheelee. 

Office of the Clerk of committees, 
City Hall, Jan. 25, 1881. 
Hon. John P. Healy, City Solicitor : Dear Sir — 
The Standing Committee of the Common Council 
on Elections, herewith submit to you a copy of the 
evidence in the contested election case in Ward 
19, and respectfully request that you will inform 
them whether, in your opinion, the seventy-three 
votes therein alluded to, upon which the designa- 
tion of the office was wanted, can be considered 
as constituting ballots for members of the Com- 
mon Council. 

Respectfully yours, 

William H. Lee, 

Clerk of Committee. 
In my judgment, the ballots referred co ought 
not to be counted as ballots for members of the 
Common Council. John P. Healy. 



Mr. Wharton, in submitting the report, said— I 
move to specially assign further consideration of 
the report to the next meeting, at half-past eight. 
It is a document of some length. The report it- 
self is not so long, but the evidence in the appen- 
dix is quite lengthy, and I imagine gentlemen 
would like to read it before making up their 
minds to vote. 1 also make the motion to assign 
to enable the gentleman who does not sign the re- 
port to draw a minority report, if he sees fit. Fur- 
thermore, I imagine that the counsel for the con- 
testant has aright to take further steps in order 
to seat Mr. Spenceley and it he chooses, to be 
heard in this house, in case the Council are de- 
sirous so to hear him. As he has not read the re- 
port it is only right that he should have an oppor- 
nity to do so before action upon it. i j 

Mr. Means of Ward 20—1 do not as a member o 
the Committee on Elections desire to make a 
minority repoi t. But I cannot conscientiously 
concur in the report of my brethren upon that 
committee. I therefore will submit my reasons 
for not doing so. 

Mr. Means submitted the following: 

City of Boston. ) 

In Common Council, [ 

Jan. 27, 1881. ) 

The undersigned believes it to be the duty of 
this body to give effect to the intention of a voter, 
and is of opinion that notwithstanding apparent 
ambiguity on its face his ballot is not a nullity, 
but extrinsic evidence is admissible to explain it 
and aid iu the interpretation of his intent. 

Admitting such evidence in this case and read- 
ing these ballots by the aid of surrounding cir- 
cumstances he believes it was the intention of 
the persons who cast them, when they pasted the 
name of C. J. Spenceley over that of J. J. McNa- 
mara (which was under the words "For Common 
Council"), to vote for C. J. Spenceley /or the Com- 
mon Council, though they may accidentally have 
obliterated the words designating that office. 

Wherefore, referring to the case of The People 
vs. Love, 63 Barbour, 535, he respectful! v dissents 
from the foregoing report. 

Arthur F. Means. 

On motion of Mr. Whitmore it was ordered 
that the minority report be printed, and the 
whole subject specially assigned to the next 
meeting at half-past eight. 

adoption of by-laws and ordinances. 

Mr. Whitmore of Ward 12 submitted the follow- 
ing (City Doc. 15): 

The Joint Standing Committee on Ordinances, 
to whom was referred, among the unfinished busi- 
ness of last year, the report on the revision of the 
ordinances, beg leave to report in part at this 
time, by recommending the passage of the ac- 
companying order. 

This is done so that the subject may be pre- 
sented to the General Court before the limit for 
the introduction of new business expires. 

The City Solicitor is now engaged in examining 
the ordinances for the purpose of determining- 
how far previous City Councils have exceeded 
their powers in the matter of enacting by-laws; 
and it is after consultation with him that the 
annexed act is asked for to cover the deficiencies 
which have already been found to exist. 
For the Committee, 

W. H. Whitmore. 

Ordered, That his Honor the Mayor be author- 
ized to petition the General Court now in session 
for the passage of an act in relation to by-laws 
and ordinances, substantially in accordance with 
the following draft: 

An Act Concerning By-Laws and Ordinances. 

Section 1. All by-laws of towns and ordinances 
ot cities, on subjects whereon they may be law- 
fully passed, shall remain in force until repealed 
by the towns or cities enacting them or disallowed 
by the authority prescribed by statute. 

Sect. 2. In cities, it shall be lawful for the City 
Government thereof in any year to elect or ap- 
point officers to hold office for a period not 
exceeding one year from the date of such appoint- 
ment or election, and until their successors are 
appointed or elected, or until such office be abol- 
ished by vote of the existing City Government. 

Sect. 3. In cities, the City Government may in 
any year provide for the election or appointment 
of two or more persons to act as a board or com- 
mission to exercise any powers devolved upon 
such City Government, and may appoint or elect 
any member of such board for a term not ex- 
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appointed or elected, or until sucJi board be abol- 
ished by vote of the existing City (rovernment. 

Sect. 4. TUe City Council of any city may pre- 
scribe by ordinance the method in which ordi- 
nances shall be published, and the enacting style 
thereof. All fines and penalties arising from the 
breach of any ordinance or of the by-laws of the 
Board of Aldermen of any city shall be paid into 
the treasury thereof for its use, unless otherwise 
provided by statute or ordinance. 

Sect. 5. Every ordinance of any city shall take 
effect upon its approval by the mayor thereof if 
such be necessary, or on its passage by the City 
Council, unless a different date is specified 
therein. 

The order was passed. Mr. Whitmore moved a 
reconsideration, hoping it would not prevail. 
Lost. Sent up. 

ELECTION LAWS. 

Mr. Whitmore of Ward 12 called up the special 
assignment for this session, viz., Order for the 
Mayor to petition the Legislature for amend- 
ments to the election laws substantially in accord- 
ance with the draft of an act therewith sub- 
mitted. 

Mr. Wharton of Ward 11 read the order offered 
by Mr. Whitmore for the Committee on Elections 
to investigate the Ward 13 case and report such 
recommendations in regard to the election laws 
as they deem necessary. Mr. Wharton said the 
subject matter of this order was already commit- 
ted to the Committee on Elections, and it should 
not be adopted until that committee had made 
their report. He therefore offered the following 
as a substitute: 

Ordered, That his Honor the Mayor be request- 
ed to petition the General Court, now in session, 
for a change in the laws relating to the recount 
of votes. 

Mr. Whitmore did not object to the substi- 
tute. He was willing to do anything to get the 
matter before the Legislature. 

The substitute was, adopted, and the order as 
offered by Mr. Wharton was passed. 

Mr. Wharton moved a reconsideration, hoping 
it would not prevail. Lost. 

Mr. Whitmore then offered the order and draft 
of an act previously referred to (City Doc. 11), 
and on his motion it was referred to the Commit- 
tee on Elections. Subsequently Mr. Wharton 
moved a reconsideration, hoping it would not pre- 
vail. Lost. Sent up. 

MYSTIC VALLEY SEWER. 

Mr. Greenough of Ward 9 offered an order — 
That the joint special committee appointed to 
protect the interests of the city in the matter of 
the petition relating to the Mystic Valley Sewer, 
now pending before the Legislature, be author- 
ized to emyloy such legal and expert assistance 
and to adopt such measures as said committee 
may deem necessary; the expense attending the 
same to be {laia from the appropriation for Mystic 
Sewer. 

The rule was suspended on motion of Mr. 
Greenough, and the order read a second time 
and put upon its passage. 

Mr. Hart of Ward 13 thought there should be 
some limit, and moved to restrict the committee 
to S2000. 

■ Mr. Gieenough said he was loth to recommend 
the Intrusting oi any committee with an unJim- 
ited expenditure, but if a limit is to be given he 
thought it shouia be a larger sum. It is the most 
perplexing and Important committee upon which 
he had served since he had been in the Govern- 
ment. The interests of the city are largely affect- 
ed by the sewer, and gentlemen who have not 
given the subject much study cannot appreciate 
Its importance. It will be for the benefit of the 
city possibly to take the best legal advice and se- 
cure expert assistance. 

Mr. Whitmore moved to limit the amount to 
•IpSOOO, believing the principle right. 

Mr. Rosnosky moved that the amount be $1000. 
There is a City Solicitor, and if outside aid is 
needed, $1000 will go far enough, 

Mr. Greenough said it was a question that af- 
fected the purity of the whole water supply of 
the city. The committee proposed to protect the 
rights of the city. It the Legislature compels 
the city to take care of this matter, which comes 
from the tanneries in Winchester, it is a mere 
matter of time when we shall have to take care of 
the whole drainage of Framingham, Natick and 
the towns on the Sudbury River. He called upon 



the President to express his '^pinion as a member 
of the committee. 

The l-'resident said it was the most important 
matter which had come before the City Council 
for two years, in his opinion. He could not too 
strongly impress upon the Couucil the necessity 
for action. 

It was voted to insert the words "not exceeding 
five thousand dollars." The order as amended 
was declared passed. Mr. Rosnosky doubted the 
vote, and on his motion the yeas and nays were 
ordered. The order was passed— yeas 52, nays 7. 

Yeas — Barry, Bartlett, Brimbecom, Brown, 
Child, H. Clapp, H. B. Clapp, Connell, Costello, 
Cotton, Cronin, Dana, Denney, C. F, Doherty, 
J. Doherty, Dudley, Eddy, Emery, Farwell, Fisk, 
Forrt, Freeman, Gomez, Gove, Greenough, Hard- 
ing, Hilton, Hosley, Lovell, Mathews, McCor- 
mick, J. A. McLaughlin, P. J. McLaughlin, Mc- 
Namara, Means, N. M. Morrisou, Mullett, Mur- 
Dhy,Parkmau, Pope, Powers, Rogers, Swan, Tee- 
van, Viles, Wakefield, Walsh, Wharton, Wheeler, 
Whitmore, Williams — 51. 

Nays— Boyle, Daly, Devlin, Fitzpatrick, Hart, 
Rosnosky, Welch— 7. 

Absent or not voting— Beal, Bigelow, Bowker, 
Conlin, Hagar, Huntress, Lauten, Maguire, P. 
Morrison, Pratt, Pray, Quigley, Smith — 13. 

Mr. Greenough moved a reconsideration, hoping 
It would not J) re vail. Lost. Sent up. 

MEMBERS OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT TO BE MEM- 
BERS OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 

Mr. Whitmore of Ward 12 offered an order- 
That his Honor the Mayor be requested to peti- 
tion the Legislature at its present session for an 
amendment to the law establishing the School 
Committee ot said city, so that a cei^tain number 
of members of the City Council shall be annually 
chosen to act as members of said School Com- 
mittee. 

Mr. Williams moved that the order be referred 
to the Committee on Public Instruction. 

Mr. Whitmore said that next Tuesday was the 
last time for putting in business at the State 
House. This is merely reenforcing an order now 
before the Legislature. Last year the committee 
abandoned the proposition, and were defeated in 
regard to limiting school expenditures: this year 
he Doped to have an alternative proposition. The 
system had worked well, and was the same that 
prevails in the Public Library, City Hospital and 
other institutions. A reference will kill it only 
for the time being. 

Mr. Williams said the subject had already been 
introduced into the Legislature, and it was not 
necessary to send this order there. It is not riaht 
to make such an important change without re- 
ferring it to some committee of this body. 

Mr. sVheeler agreed with Mr. Williams, and Mr. 
Wharton agreed with both those gentlemen. The 
matter is in the Legislature, and" the committee 
can take time to consider the question. 

Mr. Parkman said the limiting; of the expendi- 
tures had already been heard, and he did not be- 
lieve in the city appearing there in the anoma- 
lous position of asking for two different kinds of 
legislation on the same subject. 

Mr. Whitmore said it haa slipped his mind that 
the matter had been introduced in the Legisla- 
ture and he would have no objection to the refer- 
ence. 

The order was referred to the Committee on 
Public Instruction. Sent up. 

JANITORS OF SCHOOLHOUSES. 

■ Mr. Bartlett of Ward 15 offered an order— That 
his Honor the Mayor be requested to petition the 
General Court, at its present session, for an 
amendment to the school statute, which shall re- 
store to the Superintendent of Public Buildings 
the right to appoint the janitors of the public 
schoolhouses of this city. 

Mr. Parkman asked for some reasons for such a 
petition to the General Court. 

Mr. Bartlett — My reasons are these: Under the 
old system the Superintendent of Public Build- 
ings appointed the janitors, and they were re- 
sponsible to him. The School Committee now 
appoints the janitors, while the care of the build- 
ings is in the hands of the Superintenaent and 
Committee on Public Buildings. I think every 
member of the City Council will see that the ap- 
pointment of janitors should be in the hands of 
the Superintendent of Public Buildings. 

The order was passed. Mr. Bartlett moved a 
reconsideration, hoping it would not prevail. 
•Lost. Sent up. 



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■WASTE OF WATEK. 

Mr. Gieenough of Ward 9 ofteiecl an oidei — 
That his Honor the Mayor, in consultation with 
the Water Board and Committee on Legislative 
Matters, be requested to petition the "General 
Court tor sucli legislation as may be necessary to 
prevent the waste of water. 

Mr. Greenough said this was substantially the 
same proposition which the Water Hoanl made 
last year. It was their intention to send a com- 
munication to tlie City Council, but there was 
not time. It was thought better to make the pe- 
tition a little broader in case anything should 
occur. 

The order was passed. Mr. Greenough moved a 
reconsideration hoping it would not prevail. 
Lost. Sent up. 

FIRST ASSISTANT ASSESSORS. 

Mr. Child of Ward 17 offered the tollowing: 
An Ordinance 
To amend an Ordinance in relation to the Assess- 
ment and Collection of Taxes. 
Be it ordained by the Altiermen and Common 

Council of the City of Boston, in City Council 

assembled, as follows: 

Section 1. Section 3 of the ordinance in rela- 
tion to the assessment and collection of taxes, 
passed Feb. 10, 1880, is hereby amended to read as 
follows: 

Sect. 3. On the first Monday in February, 1881, 
or within sixty days thereafter, there shall be 
elected by concurrent vote of both branches of 
the City Council thirty-three Assistant Assessors 
of Taxes, to be denominated First Assistants. 
They shall be resident citizens of Boston, and 
shall receive such compensation as the City Coun- 
cil may from time to time del;ermine. At the first 
meeting of Principal Assessors and First Assist- 
ant Assessors held in the year 1881, pursuant to 
the requirements of section 7 of this ordinance, 
the terms of office of the First Assistant Assessors 
elected in that year shall be determined by draw- 
ing the names of said persons from a box to be 
provided for the purpose, under the direction of 
the Board of Principal Assessors, The terms of 
the eleven persons whose names are drawn first 
shall be three years, and the terms of the eleven 
whose names are drawn next shall be two years, 
and the terms of the eleven whose names are 
drawn last shall be one year, from the first day of 
April, 1881, and until others are elected and quali- 
fied in their stead, unless sooner removed. On 
the first Monday in February, or within sixty 
days thereafter, in each succeeding year, there 
shall be elected by concurrent vote of both 
branches of the City Council eleven First Assist- 
ant Assessors, who shall hold office for the term 
of three years from the first day of April in the 
year iu which they are elected, and until others 
are elected and qualified in their stead. 

Mr. Child moved the reference of the ordinance 
to the Commiftee on Assessors' Department. 

Mr. Whitmore said the subject had been re- 
ferred to, and was under consideration by, the 
Committee on Ordinances, and incidental ques- 
tions are being examined by the City Solicitor. 
He moved to amend by referring to tide Commit- 
tee on Ordinances. 

Mr. Child had no objection, after the explana- 
tion of Mr. Whitmore, and withdrew hts motion. 

The ordinance was referred to the Committee 
on Ordinances. Sent up. 

LAW DEPARTMENT. 

Mr. Wheeler of Ward 10 offered an order— That 
the Joint Standing Committee on Ordinances be 
directed to consider the expediency of so amend- 
ing or changing the orilinances relating to the 
Law Department as to sub-divide the duties and. 
responsii)ilities of that department. Passed. 
Mr. Wheeler moved a reconsideration hoping it 
would r.ot prevail. Lost. Sent up. 

FIEE AND POLICE TELEGRAPH WIRES. 

Mr. Williams ot Ward 11 offered an order— That 
the Joint Standing Committee on the Fire De- 
XJartment, in consultation with the Board of Fire 
Commissioners, be requested to report to the 
City Council on the expediency and cost of mak- 
ing such changes in the present arrangement of 
the fire and police telegraph wires within the 
limits of the city that all such wires shall be 
placed under ground or in such position that their 
working shall not be temporarily interrupted by 
storms or fires. Passed. Sent up. 

DATES OF MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS. 

Mr. Whitmore of Ward 12 offered an order- 
That his Honor the Mayor be requested to peti- 



tion the Legislature at its present session for the 
passage of an act to permit the City Council of 
Boston to fix the day for the annual municipal 
election for terms ot at least two years. 

The order was read a second time and put upon 
its passage. 

Mr. Wharton of Ward 11 asked for some expla- 
nation. 

Mr. Whitmore— It must have occurred to every 
member that the particular time of our elections 
is very inconvenient, especially in obtaining leg- 
isla'ion. It has been suggested to me that it 
might be desirable to have the city election one 
month before the State election, in which case 
we should have three months to prepare legisla- 
tion. Everybody knows how pushed we are. 
Matters for legislation at the State House occupy 
a great deal of our attention at this part of the 
year. The reason I fix it for two years is that it 
shall not be changed back and forth for political 
reasons. I think the City Government should get 
all the powers in this direction that the Legisla- 
ture will give. 

Mr. Parkman — I do not believe it is good policy 
to give the City Council power to say when the 
city election shall be, even for the term of two 
years. The date of the election should be deter- 
mined so that no City Government can change it 
from time to time. 

Mr. Wheeler moved to lay the order upon the 
table. It is too important a matter to be passed 
upon hastily, and Mr. Whitmore could take meas- 
ures to have the subject introduced into the 
Legislature. 

Mr. Wharton of Ward 11— I hope the order will 
be laid upon the table. It should be understood 
that this is an attempt to fix the date of the city 
election bv ordinance instead of by statute. I 
have no doubt some change should be made, and 
agree with the gentleman from Ward 12 on that 
point. But any changes should be carefully con- 
sidered. Let us have this whole year, if necessa- 
ry, to consider the subject and then ask for ex- 
actly what we want and have it provided for by 
statute. ' 

Mr. Whitmore— It is unfortunate that these 
matters have to come up so late at night, but I 
hope the Council will remember that this is a 
case of necessity. I do not think there is danger 
of the City Council having too much power. 

At the suggestion of Mr. Whitmore, Mr. 
Wheeler withdrew the motion to lay upon the 
table, and upon motion of Mr. Whitmore the 
order was referred to the Committee on Elec- 
tions. Subsequently Mr. Wharton moved a re- 
consideration, hoping it would not prevail. Lost. 
Sent up. 

EXPENDITURES BY COMMITTEES NOT HAVING 
CHARGE OF APPROPRIATIONS. 

Mr. Hilton of Ward 12 offered an order— That 
whenever any committee of the City Council not 
having charge of an appropriation is authorized 
by order or ordinance to contract for an expendi- 
ture for any object or purpose for wnich no ap 
propriatiou is specially made, the Auditor of Ac- 
counts be instructed to allow the same for pay- 
ment from the appropriation for incidental ex- 
penses. Read twice under a suspension of the 
rule on motion of Mr. Hilton and passed, yeas 
50, nays 0. Sent up. 

FILLING VACANCIES IN THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN. 

Mr. Wheeler of Ward 10 offered an order— That 
his Honor the Mayor be requested to petition the 
Legislature at its present session to consider the 
expediency of the passage of an act to regulate 
the mode of filling vacancies in the Board of 
Aldermen. 

Mr. Wheeler — I introduce this order to get the 
subject before the Legislature in season, it is 
now before the Committee on Ordinances, and it 
will take some time to prepare a bill. 

The order was passed. Mr. Whitmore moved a 
reconsideration, hoping it would not prevail. 
Lost. Sent up. 

Mr. Kosnosky of Ward 16 moved to adjourn. 

Mr. Lauten— I raise the point of order that the 
gentleman from Ward 16 is not in his seat. 

The President— The point is well taken. The 
gentleman has no right to make a motion out of 
bis seat. 

Mr. Lauten moved to adjourn. Declared lost. 

Mr. Child doubted the vote. 

Mr. Whitmore called for the yeas and nays. 
Lost. 

The motion to adjourn prevailed and the Coun- 
cil was declared adjourned. 



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CITY OF BOSTON. 

Proceeding's of the Board of Aldermen, 

JANUARY 31, 1881. 



Regular meetiog at 4 o'clock P. M., A.lclerman 
O'Brien, Chairman, presiding:. 

JUEOKS DRAWN. 

Jurors were drawn as follows: 

Superior Court, Second Session, January term, 
thirty-eialit traverse. 

Superior Court, First Session, January term, 
thirty-four traverse. 

Superior Criminal Court, February term, thirty- 
six traverse. 

PETITIONS REFERRED. 

To the Committee on Paving: James T. El- 
dredge et al., thar Crawford street be completed 
and put in order; Harleston Parker et al., that 
Parker Hill avenue be macadamized and put in 
order; Fiedler, Moeldner & Co. etal., that Lamar- 
tine street be graded and macadamized, and 
that Gilbert, Hoffman and Roys streets 
be graded ; S. S. Learned et al., that West- 
ern avenue, between North Harvard and Market 
Streets, Brighton, be paved or macadamized; 
Thomas S. Wales e« aJ, that Cambridge street, 
Brighton, be macadamized; D. J. Hastings et al., 
for leave to maintain a projecting sign at 535 
Washington street; James Teevan et al., that 
Lenox street, between Shavvmut avenue and Tre- 
mont street, be graded and paved with granite 
blocks; Stei hen N. Stockwell et al., that Parker 
Hill avenue be macadamized. 

To the Joint Committee on Claims. Andrew S. 
Fairbain, for compensation for injuries re- 
ceived in conveying a person to the station 
house; William W. Webster, to be paid damages 
for personal injuries received by a fall on the 
sidewalk at the corner of Haymarket square and 
Cross street, Dec. 30, 1880. 

To the Committee on Health on the part of the 
Board. J. H. Hathorne, for leave to occupy an 
old wooden building as a stable for twenty horses 
on Sweet street, Waid 20; Mark Googins, to occu- 
py old wooden stable lor ten horses on Lexington 
street, corner Border street. Ward 2. 

To the Joint Coinmittee on Public Institutions. 
Eastern Junction, Broad Sound Pier & Point 
Shirley Railroad Company, that the city contrib- 
ute to said company a portion of its land for a 
roadbed. 

CONTESTED ELECTION CASE. 

The following was received: 

To the Honorable the Board of Aldermen of the 
City of Boston— Respectfully represents William 
Frost, that he is a person who received votes for 
the office of Alderman of the city of Boston, at 
the electioTi held in said city on Dec. 14th, A. D. 
1880; that he claims that he was elected to said 
office, and disputes and controverts the election 
of James J. Flynn and Cyrus S.Haldeman, per- 
sons who received certiticates of election for the 
same office; that in accordance with the provisions 
of the statutes of this Commonwealth passed in 
the year 1876, chapter 188, section 2, he has filed 
with the City Clerk a statement in writing of his 
said claim oif election and his intentien to dispute 
the election of said James J. Flynn and Cyrus S. 
Haldeman, and requested said City Clerk to retain 
all the envelopes containing the ballots thrown at 
said election, sealed as provided by law, subject 
to the order of your Honorable Board, and, in 
accordance with such request, he believes that 
the said envelopes are now preserved by the City 
Clerk; that from a careful inspection of the re- 
turns of the recount of the said votes made by tne 
recent Board of Aldermen (as is particularly 
shown by the recent petitions to this Honorable 
Board for a further recount of said votes) it Is 
manifest that there are numerous and serious in- 
consistencies in said returns, and reasonable 
grounds for this petitioner to dispute their accu- 
racy; that in accordance with section 24 of the 
City Charter, your Honorable Board has authority 
to decide upon all questions relative to the quali- 
fications, elections and returns of their respective 
members; that the reputation of the city for puri- 
ty in its elections demands, and your petitioner 
has a right, as a contestant of the seats of said 
James 3. Flynn and Cyrus S. Haldeman, to have 
said returns and elections examined and analyzed 
and the statements in said petition verified. 



Your petitioner prays that a special committee 
of your Board be appointed, to whom this matter 
may be referred, and if, upon a thorough investi- 
gation by an impartial committee of your Honor- 
able Board, it shall appear that such inconsis- 
tencies exist, a careful recount may be made of 
all said ballots, and that your petitioner may re- 
ceive a certificate of his election as a member of 
your Honorable Board, to which he believes from 
such an investigation his election will fully ap- 
pear. Wm. Frost. 
Boston., Jan. '26th, 1881. 

The Chairman— What is the pleasure of the 
Board ? 

Alderman Caldwell— I was going to make a 
motion to lay that petition on the table, but I will 
not do it now. I should like to hear some re- 
marks from some member of the Board in re- 
gard to the best course to pursue. There is a 
special committee chosen to investigate the 
election on Ward 13. It is a question whether 
their report will affect the number of ballots cast 
there. That is an outside affair, but it is a ques- 
tion whether that affects this petition. I should 
like to hear remarks from some members of the 
Board on that. I would move that the petition 
be laid on the table until the committee make 
their report. 

Alderman Hersey— It seems to me that now is 
the proper time to take action on this petition. 
A petition was presented at the last meeting 
signed bv a large number of very respectable 
citizens, in which they make an array of figures 
and statements of facts, which reflected unon 
the cnaracter of members of the last Board of 
Aldermen and some members ot the present 
Board. 

In justice to the members of the past and pres- 
ent Board, whose characters have been assailed, 
I think a full investigation should be had, that a 
complete recount should be had, in order that 
the rumors afloat in the community may be set at 
rest. I hope tbis committee will be appointed 
and some action taken at once to verify the count 
of the last Board, in order that we may be ac- 
quitted of any charge of fraud. 

Alderman Caldwell— I am in favor of a full in- 
vestigation. The only question in my mind was 
whether this committee in charge of the counting 
of those votes would have any efl'ect upon this 
election in the counting of the votes for Mr. 
Frost, or whether we should go into this and 
count the votes actually declared cast in Ward 13. 
In other words, whether if the present committee 
should report that the other votes should be 
counted, it would have any effect upon this case. 
If the Board think this is the time to begin this, I 
should be happy to have them recounted. 

Alderman Slade— 1 was goiug to suggest that 
this matter is really before Mr. Healy upon an or- 
der of this Board, and it seems to me it will be 
well enough to let this petition lie upon the table 
until we hear from him on the former petition. 

Alderman Viles— I would inquire if we have 
had anv communication from the City Solicitor 
in relation to the order passed at the last meet- 
ing? 

The Chairman— No communication has yet been 
received. 

Alderman Hersey— It does n't seem to me that 
it matters very much whether we receive this 
communication at present or at some future time. 
It certainly is within the province of this Board 
to recount those votes. What the effect of such 
a recount will be can be determined when we re- 
ceive the opinion of the City Solicitor; and when 
the report of the other committee— spoken of by 
the Alderman— comes in, we shall have the whole 
subject beiore us. I think it is our duty to take 
the initiatory steps now to settle this matter. We 
can do it as well now as we can when we receive 
the opinion of the City Solicitor. 

Alderman Viles— Substantially I agree with the 
Alderman from South Boston. If we are to have 
a recount we ought to have it immediately. I, for 
one member of the committee of the past Board, 
want to be vindicated, and I think I voice the 
sentiments of the other members of that commit- 
tee. In relation to this South Boston affair— that 
is a local affair; it concerns one precinct. The 
committee can report on that when they get 
through with the examination. But I want to see 
these votes recounted. For one, I believe them 
to be correct, and I want it to go before the peo- 
ple that they are without any doubt. I hope we 
shall not lay it on the table, for I want those 
ballots reexamined and recounted. 



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Alderman Curtis— 1 certainly am in favor of 
counting those votes. I clo not believe, sir, that a 
comoiiitee appointed hj' this Boarfl to count bal- 
lots should be assailed by the public at large, and 
have any doubt resting over their heads. It is for 
this Board to relieve those gentlemen from that 
doubt. The chairman of the committee says he 
wants those votes recounted. If I were in his 
place I should want them counted. He believes, 
and I understand that every gentleman on that 
committee believes, that the count was correct, 
and it is no more than right, for the honor and 
dignity of such men,|as representatives of this 
Board ou that count, that they should be sustained 
and vindicated, ana relieved of the burden which 
rests upon them now. If we don't count those 
votes you may rest assured there will always be a 
stigma on those gentlemen. I do not want to be 
on the committee to recount, but I want to see 
those votes recounted, and see the report. There 
can be no harm in having the recount. They are 
sanguine that the report is correct, and we have 
no reason to doubt it. But we have one thousand 
petitioners coming in here and asking to have those 
votes recounted. If I had been on the Board last 
year, and a member of that committee, I should 
say, count those votes by all means. 

The petition was laid on the table — 7 for, 4 
against. 

HEARINGS ON STEAM ENGINES. 

Hearings were had on the following petitions to 
locate and use steam engines: 

Boston Elastic Fabric Company, 550 Washington 
street. 

B. Dickerson, 114-120 Purchase street. 

American Asphalt Pavement Company, on 
Granite street, opposite Richmond street. 

T. Brigham Bishop, on Chelsea, near Eagle 
Street, East Boston. 

No objections. Referred to Committee on 
Steam Engines. 

PETITIONS FOB STEAM ENGINES. 

Orders of notice were passed for hearings on 
Feb. 21, 1881, at 4 P.M., on the following peti- 
tions for leave to locate and use steam engines: 

Slocumb, Kehew & Sons, 3C5 Atlantic avenue 
and 24 Purchase street. 

William Marple, Gurney street. Ward 22. 

Hubbard & Blake, rear of Main street, near Al- 
ford street. Ward 4. 

SCHEDULES OF COST OF SBWEKS. 

Schedules of the cost of sewers were received 
from the Superintendent as follows: 

Hereford and Dalton streets gl4,834.24 

Entield street 1,961.24 

Camden street 388.26 

Severally referred to the Committee on Sewers. 

PAPERS FROM THE COMMON COUNCIL. 

Petitions were referred in concurrence. 

Order for Committee on Ordinances to consider 
the expediency of amending or changing the or- 
dinance relating to the Law Department so as to 
subdivide the duties thereof. Passed in concur- 
rence. 

Order, That whenever any committee of the 
City Council not having charge of an appropria- 
tion is authorized to contract for any expendi- 
ture, the Auditor of Accounts shall pay the ex- 
pense from incidental expenses. Passed in con- 
currence — yeas 11, nays 0. 

Order, That the Committee on Joint Rules and 
Orders be requested to report if any changes are 
necessary in joint rules of City Council. Passed 
in concurrence. 

Annual report of Sealers of Weights and Meas- 
ures for the year 1880. (City Doc. 10.) Placed on 
file. 

Request of School Committee for an additional 
appropriation of $79,850. Referred to Commit- 
tee ou Public Instruction in concurrence. 

First report of Committee on Legislative Mat- 
ters, exhibiting the petitions presented to the 
Legislature by the city of Boston. (City Doc. 13.) 
Placed on file. 

Report and order for Mayor to petition the Legis- 
lature for such amendment to act of 1880, chapter 
197 [egress from manufacturing establishments], 
so as to exempt the city of Boston from its opera- 
tion. Order passed in concurrence. 

Keport and order for Harbor Committee to 
keep the harbor free from formation of ice, and 
that f 1200 be appropriated for that purpose. Or- 
der passed in concurrence. 

Order for Committee on Mystic Valley Sewer 
Nuisance to employ assistance of experts and to 



appropriate $5000 therefor. Passed in concur- 
rence. 

Order for the Mayor to petition for legislation 
to prevent the unnecessary waste of water. Passed 
in concurrence. 

Order tor the Mayor to petition the Legislature 
for the restoration of the appointment of janitors 
of school buildings to the Superintendent of Pub- 
lic Buildings. Laid on the table, on motion of 
Alderman Whitten. 

Representation of City Council in School Com- 
mittee. 

An order for Mayor to petition for an act pro- 
viding that a certain number of members of the 
City Council be chosen on the School Committee 
can'ie up referred to Committee on Public Instruc- 
tion. 

Alderman Slade — It seems to me that is a mat- 
ter which does not need much further considera- 
tion. The idea of a portion of the City Council 
being members of the School Committee strikes 
ine as an unfavorable proposition. I do not know 
how other members of the Board look at it, but 
I think the matter better be indefinitely post- 
poned, and I make that motion. I do not feel 
like giving it further consideration. 

Alderman Hersey— I should hope that disposi- 
tion will not be made of it. There are some rea- 
sons why representation of the City Council on 
the School Committee would be a benefit. Many 
times we are called upon to legislate on school 
affairs, particularly in the the expenditure of 
money. Every year they come" here for 
an additional appropriation, and there is 
a great deal of discussiou in regard to 
it. It seems to me if we were represent- 
ed 111 School Committee, we could act understand- 
ingly ; we should know whether there is extrava- 
gance on that board, as is claimed by many. I 
think it is well to consider this, and I hope it will 
be referred to the Committee on Public Instruc- 
tion for their report. After they report we can 
act understandiDgly; until then, I, for one, can- 
not. 

The order was indefinitely postponed— 8 for, 2 
against. 

The Recounting of Votes, 

An order for Mayor to petition the Legislature 
for 9.11 act to regulate the method of recounting 
votes in accordance with a draft submitted (City 
Doc. 11) came up referred to Special Committee 
on Elections. 

Alderman Slade— 1 would ask if there is any 
Committee on Elections. 

The Chairman — The Chair is not aware of any 
Committee on Elections on the part of this Board. 
A special committee on the part of the Board has 
been appointed on the Precinct 3, Ward 13 case. 

Alderman Slade — My attention was not called 
to this particularly until this afternoon. If I 
have to act upon it I shall vote against it. 

On motion of Alderman Slade the order was 
laid on the table. 

Order for Mayor to petition Legislature for a 
change in the law relating to the recount of votes. 
Laid on the table on motion of Alderman Slade. 
First Assistant Assessors. 

An ordinance proposing the election of the 
First Assistant Assessors for terms of three 
years came up. Referred to the Committee on 
Ordinances. 

Alderman Slade— 1 would ask where this came 
from. 

Alderman BrecK — This subject was considered 
by the Committee on Assessors' Department last 
year, and after a long discussion in the commit- 
tee two reports were made, a majority and minor- 
ity, but it was not finally acted upon by either 
branch of the City Council last year, but referred 
to the present City Government". It came before 
the Committee on Ordinances at a meeting this 
week, and it was thought that this ordinance had 
better be referred to that committee, instead of 
going back to the Committee on Assessors' 
Department, as it was thought it might be 
considered and referred to that committee after- 
ward. 

The Board concurred in the reference to the 
Committee on Ordinances. 

Date of Municipal Election. 

An order for the Mayor to petition the Legisla- 
ture for an act to enable the City Council to fix 
"the day of the annual municipal election tor 
terms of at least two years" came up referred to 
the Committee on Elections. 

Alderman Slade— I wonder that that order ever 



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got through the Commou Council. But it has, and 
I move that it be indefinitely postponed. 

The order was Indefinitely postponed. 

Vacancies ip, the Board of Aldermen. 

An order came up for tlie Mayor to petition the 
Legislature for an act to regulate the mode of 
filling of vacancies in the Board of Aldermen. 

Alderman Slade— I do not know as I ought to 
object to that, and my principal objection is that 
a member of the Board of Aldermen would feel 
that he could get out too easily. If a member 
felt discouraged and dissatisfied, and did not 
want to sit here any longer, he would say. All I 
have to do is to step out and the City Council can 
fill my place very easily. I do not like to open 
that ^oor. I know it is an expensive job for the 
citizens of Boston to elect a single Alderman; it 
costs very nearly as much as to elect the whole 
Board. Looking at it in the light of economy, I 
do not object to it: but looking at it as I do, I 
think I shall vote against it. I think the loss 
would Oe more than we should gain by the 
change. 

Alderman Viles— I rather believe in that order. 
It is a move in the right direction. It is an ex- 
pensive matter to elect a single Alderman, and 
would not be so if vacancies were tilled by the 
City Council. I think it is just as well to elect 
one Alderman by the City Council as it will be to 
have 107 precint wardens, clerks and inspectors, 
and pay them for work on that day. I hope the 
order will be passed. 

Alderman Caldwell— I do not believe in the or- 
der. I believe the citizens of Boston should have 
the privilege of electing their own Aldermen. I 
do not believe it should be brought into the City 
Council. It may cost the people a good deal, and 
it may cost the candidates considerable. It may 
be wrong, but I believe the citizens of Boston 
should elect their Aldermen. 

Alderman Viles— I would remind the Alderman 
that this is not for the whole Board, but merely 
to fill vacancies. 

Alderman Caldwell — I understand it. 

The question was put and the Chairman was in 
doubt. Alderman Viles called for the yeas and 
nays, and the order was rejected in non-concur- 
rence — yeas 5, nays 6. 

Yeas — Aldermen Bveck, Curtis, Hersey, Viles, 
Whitten— 5. 

Nays — Aldermen Caldwell, Flynn, Haldeman, 
O'Brien, Slade, WooUey— 6. 

Telegraph and Telephone Wires. 

An order came up for the Committee on Tire 
Department and Fire Commissioners to consider 
the expediency and cost of placing all fire and 
police telegraph wires under ground. 

Alderman Slade— This seems to be a funny sort 
of an order, for the Committee on Fire Depart- 
ment to inquire into the cost. The city of Boston 
does n't pay anything for the telegraph and tele- 
phone wires, and so far as putting them under- 
ground is concerned, I know that the tele- 
graph and telephone managers are study- 
ing to find some way whereby they can put 
them under ground to make them work ; but as yet 
no telephone wires have been built to work under 
ground. I think it is folly to refer an order of 
this kind to the Committee on Fire Department. 
I do not see what possible good can come from it. 
Certainly, so far as the cost is concerned, the city 
does not propose to go into any expense for lay- 
ing those wires. I think this matter belongs to 
the Committee on Paving, who already have it in 
charge. 

On motion of Alderman Slade the order was re- 
ferred to the Committee on Paving. 

LEGISLATIVE MATTERS. 

The second report of the Joint Committee on 
Legislative Matters (City Doc. 16) was received 
and sent down. 

PARK DEPABTMENT. 

The sixth annual report of the Park Commis- 
sioners (City Doc. 12) for 1880 was received 
and sent down. 

RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES OE THE DEPART- 
MENT FOR THE YEAR 1880. 

Back Bay Hark, Land Account. 
Balance unexpended Dec. 31, 1879 g26,309.10 

Expenditures. 

Amount paid for land pur- 
chased in 1880 ;?3, 570.73 

Balance unexpended Dec. 31, 
1880 22,738.37 



1^26,309.10 



Public Park, Back Bay Appropriation. 

Balance unexpended Dee. 31, 
1879 g48,018.52 

Appropriation for the fluancial 

year 1880-1881 2 14,000.00 

g262,018.52 

The expenditures from this appropriation, from 
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1880, have been as follows: 

Back Bay Park Construction Account. 

Filling. 

Amount paid tor fill- 
ing done by the 
Boston & Albany 
Railroad under Its 
contracts dated 
June 20, 1879, Jan. 
28, April 29, and 
June 1,1880 ^88.137. 68 

Paid cartmen for 
1021 squares filling 2,552.26 

Superintendence and 
measuring filling. . 1,747.75 

Culverts— labor and 
materials 694.82 

Engineering, sound- 
ings and borinas. . . 241.63 

Grading— paid fore- 
men and laborers. . 151 89 

Advertising on ac- 
count filling 127.29 

Superintendent's ex- 
penses, etc 63.70 

Tools and imple- 
ments 8.04 

Printing 6.40 

893,731.46 

Boylston-street Bridge. 
Amount paid, I. A. 
Sylvester under his 
coBtractdat'd Sept. 
28.1880, for foun- 
dation and abut- 
ments 6,630.13 

• Engineering, sound- 
ings, etc 109.40 

Advertising 48.00 

Printing 16.23 

6,803.76 

Plans and Designs. 
Landscape Architect 

Advisory gl, 512.00 

Draughting 24.00 

1,536.00 

Beacon Entrance Bridge. 
Amount paid Boston & Albany 
Eailroad Company for ease- 
ment tor bridge abutments 168.63 

8102,239,85 

Back Bay Park Betterment Account. 
Clerical services in examining 
records at Eegistry of Deeds 

and Assessors' office ^967. 50 

Advertising 841.75 

Draughting 99.00 

Stationery 65.35 

Printing 4.61 

Balance unexpended, Dec. 31, 1880 157)800.46 

S262,018.52 



Department Api^ropriation. 
Balance of department appropriation, 

Dec. 31, 1879 ,$3,333.82 

Amount of department appropriation for 

the financial year 1880-81 5,000.00 

g8,333.82 

The expenditures from this appropriation from 
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1880, have been as follows: 

Back Bay Park Construction Account. 
Office and General Expenses. 
Salary of secretarv 

and clerk ". g2,325.00 

Printing 531.83 

OflSce boy 172.50 

Stationery 128.94 

Office expenses 93.78 

Drawing materials. . 48.25 

Maps and plans 35.00 

g3,335.30 

Plans and Designs. 
Landscape Architect Advisory. 560.00 

83,896.30 

Back Bay Park Betterment Account. 
Clerical services in examining 
records at Registry of Deeds 

and Assessors' office 8816.00 

Printing 220.16 

Advertising 67.13 

«!1,103.2» 



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Gene 7- a I Account. 
Arnold Arboretum. 
Examining records.. gl33.12 
Printing 3500 maps 

for report 128.00 

Surveyors and assist- 
ants 109.50 

Draughting plan for 

report 48.12 

Surveying expenses. 7.97 

426.71 

West Roxbury Park. 
Examining records.. g223.43 
Printing report, in- 
cluding map 40.05 

Draughting 8.00 

271.48 

Charles River Embankment. 
Printing 3000 maps 

for report S43.31 

Draughting 16.00 

o9.31 

Indexing Plans. 
Draughtsman 210.00 

Highland Park. 
Advertising notice of hearing.. 34.30 

Balance unexpended Dec. 31, 1880 ^33^43 

, $8,333.82 

Park Nufsevy Appropriation. 
Balance unexpended Dec. 31, 

1879 §414.95 

Appropriation for the financial 

'-^■■^««°-«^ " -2-^!:^ gl.414.95 

The expenditures from tlais appropriation from 
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1880, have been as follows: 

Labor ■ S197.00 

Balance unexpended Dec. 31, 

1880 1,217.95 

gl,414.96 

income- 
Received from sale of marsh grass and 
paid to City Collector on account Public 
Park Sinking Fund ,$35.00 

Summary of receipts and expenditures on ac- 
count of Back Bay Park construction from July 
23, 18Y7, to Dec. HI, 1880. 

Receipts. 
From appropriations for I'ark 

Department ,$14,829.63 

From appropriations for Pub- 
lic Park, Back Bay 225,178.93 

g 240.008.66 

Mxpenditures. 

Filling !?212,315.41 

Office and general expenses.. 8,619.70 

Boylston-street Bridge 6,803.76 

Plans and designs 6,628.90 

Engineering 5,472.16 

Beacon-entrance bridge 168.63 

g240,008.66 

Receipts and Disbursement of the Department 
from the Organization of the Board, Oct. 8, 1875, 
to Dec. 31, 1880. 
Public Park Construction and Maintenance . 

Receipts. 

Public Park Loan §450,000.00 

Appropriations, less transfers 

and merged balances 428,393.71 

,$878,393. 71 

Disbursements. 
Back Bay Park land account. $443,261.63 
Back Bay Park construction 

account 240,008.56 

General account 9,251.26 

Park Nursery, Austin Farm . . 1 ,782 .05 
Balance unexpended, Dec. 31, 

1880 184,090.21 

$878,393.71 

Public Park Debt and Sinking tund. 
Receipts. 

Annual appropriations for 
Sinking Fund §108,000.00 

Back Bay Park betterment.. . 88,885.05 

Annual appropriations for in- 
terest on debt 60,750.00 

Interest on bank deposits ana 
investments 8, 785.16 

From appropriations for Pub- 
lic Park, Back Bay and 
Park Department 4,008.30 

Income from sale of marsh 

grass 112.75 

8270,541.26 



Disbursements. 
Public Park Sinking Fund... . $205,782.96 
Interest on Public Park debt. 55,687.50 
Back Bay Park betterment 

account 4,008.30 

Balance of interest on debt 

not due 5,062 .50 

8270,541.26 

Debt Statement. 

The Public Park Debt, Dec. 31, 1880, to be paid as 
it becomes due from the resources of the Pub- 
lic Park Sinking Fund. 

Public Park, Back Bay, Loan, 
due Oct. 7. 1887 8450,000.00 

Less the means in the Sink- 
ing Fund for paying the 
same, Dec. 31,1880 205,782.96 

Debt, less means for paying 8244,217.04 

Sinking Fund Statement. 

Resources of the Public Park Sinking Fund, Dec. 
31, 1880, in hands of Sinking Fund Commission- 
ers; being bonds of the City of Boston and 
cash, with the dates when the bonds become 
due. 

Albany Street Damages, March 
1. 1887 830 ,000.00 

Public Park, Back Bay, Oct. 1, 
1887 75,000.00 

Northampton Street District, 
July 1, 1889 2,000.00 

■Widening Commercial street, 
Oct. 1, 1889 42,000-00 

Total investments §149,000.00 

Cash 56,782.96 

Total Resources $205,782.96 

Back Bay Park. 
The appropriations of 1880, for the work on the 
Back Bay Park, were— 

For gravel filling §98,000.00 

For structures (of which $30,000 was for 
foundations of Beacon Entrance and 
Boylston-street bridges, and §34,000 for 
masonry for same to mean high tide ) 1 16,000.00 

Total $214,000.00 

The work of filling on the western boundary 
road was continued by the Boston & Albany Rail- 
road Company, under its contract of June 20, 

1879, at $3.45 per square, until Jan. 28, 1880, when 
a new contract was made with the railroad com- 
pany for filling the location of the proposed 
bridge on the extension of Boylston street within 
the park, at $3.25 per square; under which 5800 
squares of gravel filling have been delivered. 

On April 24, 1880, proposals were advertised for, 
for filling on the southern boundary road , and on 
June 3, the proposal of the Boston & Albany 
Railroad Company, for doing the work at $3.45 
per square, was accepted and a contract signed. 

About 15,673 squares of gravel filling have been 
deposited to Dec. 31, ou the marginal road along 
the western and southern boundary of the park, 
between the railroad and Huntington entrance, 
and 6360 feet of roadway filled to about grade 
eighteen of a general width of fifty feet. 

Huntington entrance has been nearly filled by 
the Sewer and Improved Sewerage departments, 
with earth brought in carts, from work under 
their charge, the amounts being 21,702 and 2370 
loads, respectively. 

Pursuant to an agreement between the City of 
Boston and other owners of the territory bound- 
ed by Beacon street, West Chester park, the Bos- 
ton & Albany Railroad and Brookline avenue, 
for the joint filling: of that territory, a contract 
was made April 29, 1880, with the Boston & Al- 
bany Railroad Company, for filling the Beacon 
entrance at $3.20 per square. There have been 
deposited upon the whole territory to Dec. 31, 

1880, 37,350 squares, of which 6847 squares were de- 
posited upon the Beacon entrance, the whole to 
be completed Aug. 1, 1881. 

A small amount of filling has been received by 
teams, amounting to 1021 squares, and the Health 
Department has furnished 12,376 loads of ashes 
to July 30, since which no filling by that depart- 
ment has been done. 

A contract was made Sept. 28, 1880, with Isaac 
A. Sylvester, for building the foundations for the 
bridge on the exiension of Boylston street over 
the outlet of Back Bay the work to be finished 
June 1, 1881. 

Under asuecial appropriation and order placing 
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